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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.
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Vaporize

To dissolve solid material or convert it into smoke or gas.
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Tidapur and Karsten Konig of Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, described vaporizing tiny spots in the membranes of rodent cells immersed in a solution containing the gene for a fluorescent protein.
Waters suspects that polyisobutylene changes the surface tension of fuel droplets, preventing short hydrocarbons from immediately vaporizing when gasoline is sprayed into the engine.
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Located at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, the Z machine sends an enormous blast of electricity through an array of parallel wires a few centimeters across, vaporizing the strands and generating a powerful magnetic field that dramatically compresses the resulting plasma.
Johnson and his colleagues at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., create such metallofullerenes by drilling a hole in a graphite rod, stuffing the hole with a mixture of graphite and metal powders, then vaporizing the rod with an electric arc.
Chemists typically produce these molecules by vaporizing carbon to form a soot containing a mixture of carbon compounds.