vb. 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. 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.
- vb. To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or fumes. To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to evaporation; as, to evaporate apples. To give vent to; to dissipate. Evaporating surface (Steam Boilers), that part of the heating surface with which water is in contact.
- adj. Dispersed in vapors.