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vaporize

verb [I or T] (UK usually vaporise)     /ˈveɪ.pər.aɪz/ US  /-pɚ.aɪz/
to turn , or cause something to turn , from a solid or liquid state into gas : During surgery , doctors sometimes use a laser beam to vaporize tiny blood vessels . Most meteorites striking the Earth vaporize instantly .Physical and chemical processes
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