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(E*vap"o*ra*ble) a. Capable of being converted into vapor, or dissipated by evaporation.
(E*vap"o*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evaporated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Evaporating ] [L. evaporatus,
p. p. of evaporare; e out + vapor steam or vapor. See Vapor.]
1. 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.
2. 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.Bacon.
(E*vap"o*rate), v. t.
1. To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor
2. To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to
evaporation; as, to evaporate apples.
3. To give vent to; to dissipate. [R.]
My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a sonnet.Sir. H. Wotton. Evaporating surface (Steam Boilers), that part of the heating surface with which water is in contact.
(E*vap"o*rate) a. [L. evaporatus, p. p.] Dispersed in vapors. Thomson.
(E*vap`o*ra"tion) n. [L. evaporatio: cf. F. évaporation.]
1. The process by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor; as,
the evaporation of water, of ether, of camphor.
2. The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it
in a state of greater consistence.
3. That which is evaporated; vapor.
4. (Steam Engine) See Vaporization.
(E*vap"o*ra*tive) a. [L. evaporatius: cf. F. évaporatif.] Pertaining to, or producing, evaporation; as,
the evaporative process.
(E*vap"o*ra`tor) n. An apparatus for condensing vegetable juices, or for drying fruit by heat.
(E*vap`o*rom"e*ter) n. [L. evaporare to evaporate + -meter: cf. F. évapormètre.] (Physics)
An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of a fluid evaporated in a given time; an atmometer.
(E*va"si*ble) a. That may be evaded. [R.]
(E*va"sion) n. [L. evasio: cf. F. évasion. See Evade.] The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly
the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
Thou . . . by evasions thy crime uncoverest more.Milton.
Syn. Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation.