• WordNet 3.6
    • v evaporate become less intense and fade away gradually "her resistance melted under his charm","her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
    • v evaporate lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue "evaporate milk"
    • v evaporate change into a vapor "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"
    • v evaporate cause to change into a vapor "The chemist evaporated the water"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate
    • a Evaporate Dispersed in vapors.
    • Evaporate To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or fumes.
    • Evaporate To escape or pass off without effect; to be dissipated; to be wasted, as, the spirit of a writer often evaporates in the process of translation. "To give moderate liberty for griefs and discontents to evaporate . . . is a safe way."
    • Evaporate To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to evaporation; as, to evaporate apples.
    • Evaporate To give vent to; to dissipate. "My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a sonnet."
    • Evaporate To pass off in vapor, as a fluid; to escape and be dissipated, either in visible vapor, or in particles too minute to be visible.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates.
    • evaporate To pass off in vapor, as a fluid; escape and be dissipated in vapor, either visible or invisible; exhale.
    • evaporate Figuratively, to escape or pass off without effect; be dissipated; be wasted: as, anger that evaporates in words; the spirit of a writer often evaporates in a translation.
    • evaporate To convert or resolve into vapor; dissipate in fumes or steam; convert from a solid or liquid state into a gaseous state; vaporize: as, heat evaporates water.
    • evaporate Figuratively, to waste; dissipate.
    • evaporate Dispersed in vapors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official definition of a desert is any land that where more water evaporates than is acquired through precipitation.
    • v.i Evaporate e-vap′or-āt to fly off in vapour: to pass into an invisible state: to depart, vanish
    • v.t Evaporate to convert into steam or gas
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  • John Keats
    “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.”
  • Jack Canfield
    Jack Canfield
    “Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
  • Franz Kafka
    “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”
  • Sallust
    “Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evaporatus, p. p. of evaporare,; e, out + vapor, steam or vapor. See Vapor


In literature:

But his shrewdness evaporated.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Perhaps that was due to the lack of evaporation in that section, which supplied the trees elsewhere with moisture.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The product was then isolated as a dry residue by evaporating further and drying at 105 deg..
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
From this data the factor of evaporation is 1.1514 and the evaporation per hour from and at 212 degrees is 65,671 pounds.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
After a few minutes' work the moisture will begin to evaporate quite rapidly.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Keep such jars or barrels covered to prevent evaporation.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
The chloroform probably evaporated quickly, and left no tell-tale odor behind.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
When evaporated we might find one or other of these substances.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
They are broken into pans, the whites and yolks separated and evaporated to perfect dryness.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various

In poetry:

And seen my strangeness evaporate,
Blue dew from dangerous skin.
Will they hate me,
These women who only scurry,
Whose news is the open cherry, the open clover?
"Stings" by Sylvia Plath
She will never close her eyes
And she does not let me sleep
And her dreams in the bright day
Make the suns evaporate
And me laugh cry and laugh
Speak when I have nothing to say
"Lady Love" by Paul Eluard
Beautifu sun that rises, his work not forgotten,
And completes it, most beautifully in summer, when a day
Evaporates on the coast, and effortlessly mirrored the sails
Pass through your sight, till you tire and cut short the last.
"To The Sun" by Ingeborg Bachmann

In news:

50 years after its founding , EDS name has evaporated.
Sucanat (evaporated cane juice) 3 1/4 oz.
White sugar 1 1/2 c. Evaporated milk 1 (7 oz.
Comfort leads to obsolescence and eventual 'evaporation.
For Jere Brown, CEO of Dimension Data, Americas, it all began in 2008 when Lehman Brothers evaporated as did its $80 million in revenue and another $220 million from other financial services clients.
Stated reasons for Columbia Association being reclassified under Homeowners Association Act have evaporated.
The US Army Corps of Engineers says water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron are nearly at record low levels because of drought and evaporation.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The US Army Corps of Engineers says water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron are nearly at record low levels because of drought and evaporation.
The company's evaporator controller provides solution for icing issues in walk-in freezers.
Speculators all but disappeared after the crash, which caught many unable to sell their units as demand evaporated and prices fell.
Other shareholder lawsuits are likely as investors try to recover some of the wealth that has evaporated since HP replaced Mark Hurd as its CEO in August 2010.
VAL-CO recently introduced the PolAIR EZ-Cool water return trough and evaporative pad support system, which has the latest in evaporative pad cooling technology.
An early gain on Wall Street is evaporating after House Speaker.
The air of invincibility has evaporated from the Obama campaign.
He also might have realized that with the evaporation of a 10-point, 4th-quarter lead, that his honeymoon cruise boat is just about to dock.

In science:

The smaller core ob jects have larger atmospheric envelopes, taking longer to evaporate.
Energy Transport in the Vaidya System
Unruh, “Notes on black hole evaporation,” Phys.
A prototype for dS/CFT
Evaporating clusters decay into highly hierarchical systems of N <∼ 15 members.
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
Once the stars have formed, the ionising photons will begin to evaporate the rest of the halo and make their way into the surrounding IGM.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
The result is used to evaluate the effect of GUP on the dynamics of evaporation and lifetime of mini black holes in the brane-world models.
GUP in presence of extra dimensions and lifetime of mini black holes