evaporate Definition

  • 1to turn from liquid into vapor or gas, especially as a result of heating or being exposed to the air
  • 2to disappear gradually and completely

Using evaporate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "evaporate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sun will evaporate the water in the puddle.

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    The alcohol will quickly evaporate from the surface of the skin.

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    The morning mist had evaporated by midday.

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    The company's profits seem to have evaporated overnight.

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    His hopes for a promotion evaporated when he failed the exam.

evaporate Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for evaporate

Phrases with evaporate

  • to disappear completely and suddenly


    The money seems to have evaporated into thin air.

  • to disappear quickly and completely, often used to describe something that was once beautiful or promising


    Her dreams of becoming an actress evaporated like dew when she realized how difficult it was.

  • to be forgotten or fade away over time


    The details of the event have already started to evaporate from my memory.

Origins of evaporate

from Latin 'evaporare', meaning 'to disperse in vapor'


Summary: evaporate in Brief

The verb 'evaporate' [ɪˈvæpəreɪt] means to turn from liquid into vapor or gas, or to disappear gradually and completely. It is often used to describe the process of liquid turning into gas due to heat or exposure to air, as in 'The sun will evaporate the water in the puddle.' 'Evaporate' can also be used metaphorically to describe the disappearance of something, as in 'The company's profits seem to have evaporated overnight.' Phrases include 'evaporate into thin air,' 'evaporate like dew,' and 'evaporate from memory.'