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vaporize

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

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

(vā'pŏr-īz)
1. To convert a solid or liquid into a vapor.
2. To apply a vapor therapeutically.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Vaporize

To dissolve solid material or convert it into smoke or gas.
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The dimer is first vaporized at approximately 150 [degrees] C.
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The instrument then reads the chemical composition of the vaporized sample with a spectrometer.
Weaver and his colleagues suggest that solar heating has vaporized icy patches on the chunks, jetting them toward the comet's tail.
The coupling agent is atomized and vaporized as it is delivered to the part through the center of the burner.