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 for evaporate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Evaporate \E*vap"o*rate\, a. [L. evaporatus, p. p.]
     Dispersed in vapors. --Thomson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Evaporate \E*vap"o*rate\, v. i. [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.
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     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.
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              To give moderate liberty for griefs and discontents
              to evaporate . . . is a safe way.     --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Evaporate \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 or
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial
        heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to
        evaporation; as, to evaporate apples.
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     3. To give vent to; to dissipate. [R.]
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              My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a
              sonnet.                               --Sir. H.
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     Evaporating surface (Steam Boilers), that part of the
        heating surface with which water is in contact.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more
           concentrated residue; "evaporate milk" [syn: evaporate,
           vaporize, vaporise]
      2: cause to change into a vapor; "The chemist evaporated the
         water" [syn: evaporate, vaporise]
      3: change into a vapor; "The water evaporated in front of our
         eyes" [syn: evaporate, vaporise]
      4: become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance
         melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of
         waiting for her fiance" [syn: melt, disappear,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "evaporate":
     aerate, aerify, air-dry, anhydrate, atomize, attenuate, bake,
     be annihilated, be consumed, be destroyed, be gone, be no more,
     be wiped out, blast-freeze, blot, blow off, brine, brush, burn,
     carbonate, cast forth, cease, cease to be, cease to exist,
     chlorinate, clear, clear away, corn, cure, dehumidify, dehydrate,
     dematerialize, depart, desiccate, die, die away, die out, dilute,
     disappear, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, distill,
     do a fade-out, drain, drive away, dry, dry-cure, dry-salt, dwindle,
     embalm, emit, erode, escape, etherify, etherize, evanesce, exhale,
     exit, expire, exsiccate, fade, fade away, fade out, fire, flee,
     fleet, flit, fluidize, fly, fractionate, freeze, freeze-dry, fume,
     fumigate, gasify, give off, go, go away, hide, hydrogenate,
     insolate, irradiate, jerk, kiln, kipper, leave no trace,
     leave the scene, marinade, marinate, melt, melt away,
     melt like snow, mummify, oxygenate, parch, pass, pass away,
     pass off, pass out, perfume, perish, peter out, pickle,
     preservatize, quick-freeze, reek, refrigerate, retire from sight,
     rub, salt, scorch, sear, season, send out, shrivel, sink,
     sink away, smoke, smoke-cure, soak up, sponge, spray, steam, stuff,
     sublimate, sublime, suffer an eclipse, sun, sun-dry, swab, thin,
     thin out, torrefy, towel, vanish, vanish from sight, vaporize,
     volatilize, waste, waste away, weaken, wear away, weazen, wipe,
     wither, wizen

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