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vaporize

verb

1 vaporize

Kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting:
— In this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens.

synonym: zap.

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more



2 vaporize

Turn into gas.

synonyms: aerify, gasify, vaporise.

Roget 334: vaporize, evaporate, evanesce, gasify, emit vapor etc. 336; diffuse.   

3 vaporize

Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue.

synonyms: evaporate, vaporise.

Roget 336: render gaseous etc. 334; vaporize, volatilize; distill, sublime; evaporate, exhale, smoke, transpire, emit vapor, fume, reek, ... show more

Roget 449: disappear, vanish, dissolve, fade, melt away, pass, go, avaunt, evaporate, vaporize; be gone etc. adj.; leave no trace, ... show more

Dutch: evaporeren, verdampen, verkoken, vervliegen, vervluchtigen

4 vaporize

Decrease rapidly and disappear:
— All my stock assets have vaporized.

synonyms: fly, vanish.


Moby thesaurus: aerate, aerify, atomize, blow to pieces, blow up, brain, bring down, bring to ruin, burn to death, carbonate, chlorinate, condemn, confound, consume, cut down, cut to pieces, damn, deal a deathblow, deal destruction, decimate ... show more.

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