To vaporize something is to turn it into a vapor. When you vaporize something, you heat it up so that it becomes a gas.

  • The scientist was trying to vaporize the virus so that it could be studied.

  • The pilot was trying to vaporize the enemy planes, so that they would not be able to attack.

Definition of vaporize


decrease rapidly and disappear


fly, vanish


turn into gas


aerify, gasify, vaporise


lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue


evaporate, vaporise


kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting



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Example Sentences for vaporize

  • 1

    As air moves through the vaporizer, vapor moves into the air stream.

  • 2

    The solid and vapor are both flammable in air.

  • 3

    The vaporizer is connected to the air intake assembly.

  • 4

    The amount of water vapor directly controls the permittivity of the air.

  • 5

    A tertiary function of the diffuser is to hydrate the air smoke vapor mixture.

  • 6

    Some of the THMs are quite volatile and may easily vaporize into the air.

  • 7

    It's a pipe and a vaporizer.

  • 8

    The room is vaporous and steamy.

  • 9

    The vapor is toxic to the moths.

  • 10

    The vapor fuel is fed to a carburetor designed for the use of gas vapor fuel.