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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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The sun's heat vaporizes (converts to gas) the comet's ice.
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