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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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"It was able to destroy tungsten lightbulb filaments and vaporize carbon, which occurs at temperatures above 6000 F (3315 celsius).
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Narayan and Tiwari use a laser to vaporize two targets in a vacuum chamber.
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By the time that water reaches Newfoundland, it has warmed enough for substantial amounts of the chemical to vaporize.
In that process, an instrument vaporizes a soil sample, separates the chemical fragments produced, and then identifies those constituents.
"Above -78.5[degrees]C (-109.3[degrees]F), or its sublimation point, dry ice vaporizes."
Genesis Air Photocatalysis uses ultraviolet light to destroy and neutralize microorganisms and to activate a chemical process that removes toxic compounds, neutralizes odors, and vaporizes organic matter.
According to the university, the new reactor features a catalyst based on the metals rhodium and ceria, and an automotive fuel injector that vaporizes and mixes the ethanol-water fuel, with the vaporized fuel mixture being injected into a tube containing a porous plug made of rhodium and ceria that the mixture passes through, emerging on the other side as a mixture of hydrogen, CO2 and other "minor products."
The laser beam vaporizes a spot on the target sample that is roughly the size of a pencil point.