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English verb: evaporate

1. evaporate (change) lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

SamplesEvaporate milk.

ExamplesThe water evaporates , They evaporate the water

Synonymsvaporise, vaporize

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)transpire

2. evaporate (change) cause to change into a vapor

SamplesThe chemist evaporated the water.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)pervaporate

Verb groupevaporate, vaporise

3. evaporate (change) change into a vapor

SamplesThe water evaporated in front of our eyes.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)pervaporate

Verb groupevaporate, vaporise

4. evaporate (change) become less intense and fade away gradually

SamplesHer resistance melted under his charm.
Her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance.

Synonymsdisappear, melt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)weaken

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