|Origin:||, past participle of evaporare, from vapor 'steam'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]H
if a liquid evaporates, or if heat evaporates it, it changes into a gas:
Most of the water had evaporated.
The sun evaporates moisture on the leaves.
if a feeling evaporates, it slowly disappears:
Hopes of achieving peace are beginning to evaporate.
His courage had evaporated away.
—evaporation noun [uncountable]