Definition of


  1. (noun, process) the process of becoming a vapor
  2. (noun, substance) a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance

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Origin of the word Vapor

  1. late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. vapour, from L. vaporem (nom. vapor) "exhalation, steam, heat," of unknown origin. Vapors "fit of fainting, hysteria, etc." is 1660s, from medieval notion of "exhalations" from the stomach or other organs affecting the brain. more

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Words that sound like Vapor

vapour, var, var., vara, varro, vary, veer, veery, very, vibrio, viewer, viper, vipera, vireo, viverra, vouvray, vower, voyeur

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