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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of evaporare, from vapor 'steam'

evaporate

verb
     
e‧vap‧o‧rate
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.
2 [intransitive] if a feeling evaporates, it slowly disappears:
Hopes of achieving peace are beginning to evaporate.
His courage had evaporated away.
evaporation noun [uncountable]

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