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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.


Synonymsvaporise


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.


Synonymsvaporise


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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