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English verb: vaporize

1. vaporize (contact) kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting


SamplesIn this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens.


Synonymszap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

2. vaporize (change) turn into gas


SamplesThe substance gasified.


Synonymsaerify, gasify, vaporise


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


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)sublimate, sublime

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


SamplesEvaporate milk.


ExamplesThe water vaporizes , They vaporize the water


Synonymsevaporate, vaporise


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


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)transpire

4. vaporize (change) decrease rapidly and disappear


SamplesThe money vanished in las Vegas.
All my stock assets have vaporized.


Synonymsfly, vanish


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Verb groupfell, fly, vanish









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