vapor


vapor
vapor [vā′pər]
n.
[ME vapour < Anglo-Fr < MFr vapeur < L vapor < IE base * wep-, to give off vapors]
1.
a) visible particles of moisture floating in the air, as fog, mist, or steam
b) any cloudy or imperceptible exhalation, as smoke or noxious fumes
2. the gaseous form of any substance which is usually a liquid or a solid
3.
a) any substance vaporized for use in machinery, medical therapy, etc.
b) a mixture of such a vaporized substance with air, as the explosive mixture in an automotive cylinder
4. Now Rare anything insubstantial or worthless
5. [pl.] Archaic
a) exhalations from the stomach believed to be harmful to one's health
b) hypochondria or depressed spirits: often with the
vi.
1. to rise or pass off in the form of vapor; evaporate
2. to give off vapor
3. to indulge in idle talk or boasting
vt.
VAPORIZE
vaporer
n.
vaporlike
adj.

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  • Vapor — Va por, n. [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. ? smoke, ? to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. {Vapid}.] [Written also {vapour}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vapor — puede referirse a lo siguiente: Vapor (estado): aquel gas que se puede condensar por presurización a temperatura constante o por enfriamiento a presión constante. Vapor de agua. El vapor como fuente de propulsión o de generación de energía… …   Wikipedia Español

  • vapor — VAPÓR, vapoare, s.n. Navă pusă în mişcare de un motor propriu. – Din ngr. vapori. Trimis de bogdanrsb, 27.04.2006. Sursa: DEX 98  VAPÓR s. (mar.) navă, vas, (rar) bastiment. (vapor de mare tonaj.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • vapor — (Del lat. vapor, ōris). 1. m. Fluido gaseoso cuya temperatura es inferior a su temperatura crítica. Su presión no aumenta al ser comprimido, sino que se transforma parcialmente en líquido; p. ej., el producido por la ebullición del agua. 2. Gas… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Vapor — Va por, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vapored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaporing}.] [From {Vapor}, n.: cf. L. vaporare.] [Written also {vapour}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vapor — Va por, v. t. To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid. [Written also {vapour}.] [1913 Webster] He d laugh to see one throw his heart away, Another, sighing, vapor forth his soul. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vapor — |ô| s. m. 1. Fluido como fumo que pela ação do calor se desprende dos corpos úmidos e que não é senão a água ou umidade que se transforma. 2. Exalação de corpos sólidos resultante de decomposição ou de combustão. 3.  [Por extensão] Fumo.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • vapor — vàpōr (vapȏr) m <G vapóra> DEFINICIJA 1. rij. para 2. reg. parobrod 3. reg. svaki veći brod ETIMOLOGIJA tal. vapore ← lat. vapor: para …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • vapor — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. vapour, from L. vaporem (nom. vapor) exhalation, steam, heat, of unknown origin. Vapors fit of fainting, hysteria, etc. is 1660s, from medieval notion of exhalations from the stomach or other organs affecting the brain …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vapor — (lat.), Dampf …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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