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vaporize

 [va´por-īz]
to convert into vapor or to be transformed into vapor.

va·por·ize

(vā'pŏr-īz),
1. To convert a solid or liquid into a vapor.
2. To apply a vapor therapeutically.

va·por·ize

(vā'pŏr-īz)
1. To convert a solid or liquid into a vapor.
2. To apply a vapor therapeutically.

Vaporize

To dissolve solid material or convert it into smoke or gas.
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vaporize

to convert into vapor or to be transformed into vapor.
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This heat can vaporize the material that the laser beam hits.
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184), form where lightning discharges melt and vaporize soil along their paths.
James Klemaszewski of the Academic Research Lab in Phoenix and his colleagues theorize that as some of the ice in the spires vaporizes, it leaves behind the dark dust.
Io's lava vaporizes sulfur dioxide to drive towering plumes just as Earth's lava vaporizes water to power geysers like Old Faithful.
The VaporTrode electrode is an innovative design that vaporizes rather than cuts urological tissue.
The current vaporizes the strands into a plasma, an intensely hot gas of atoms shorn of electrons.
Sunlight vaporizes icy material on a comet's surface.