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vapor

 [va´por] (pl. vapo´res, vapors) (L.)
1. steam, gas, or exhalation.
2. an atmospheric dispersion of a substance that in its normal state is liquid or solid.

va·por

(vā'pŏr),
1. Molecules in the gaseous phase of a solid or liquid substance exposed to a gas.
2. A visible emanation of fine particles of a liquid.
3. A medicinal preparation to be administered by inhalation.
[L. steam]

vapor

/va·por/ (va´por) pl. vapo´res, vapors   [L.]
1. steam, gas, or exhalation.
2. an atmospheric dispersion of a substance that in its normal state is liquid or solid.

vapor

(vā′pər)
n.
1. The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
2. A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
3. vapors Archaic
a. Exhalations within a bodily organ, especially the stomach, supposed to affect the mental or physical condition. Used with the.
b. A nervous disorder such as depression or hysteria. Used with the.

va′por·er n.

vapor

[vā′pər] pl. vapores, vapors
Etymology: L
1 an atmospheric dispersion of the gaseous form of a substance that in its normal state is a liquid or solid.
2 steam, gas, or an exhalation.

va·por

(vā'pŏr)
1. The gaseous phase of a substance that can be compressed into a liquid or a solid at the temperature of the vapor.
2. The gaseous phase of a solid or liquid at any temperature below its boiling point.
3. A common but incorrect term for a liquid aerosol (a visible suspension of fine liquid droplets in the atmosphere).
Synonym(s): vapour.
[L. steam]

va·por

(vā'pŏr)
1. Molecules in gaseous phase of a solid or liquid substance exposed to a gas.
2. Visible emanation of fine particles of a liquid.
3. Medicinal preparation to be administered by inhalation.
Synonym(s): vapour.
[L. steam]

vapor,

n 1. the gaseous form assumed by a solid or liquid when sufficiently heated.
n 2. a visible emanation of fine particles of a liquid.

vapor

steam, gas or exhalation.
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