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vapour

noun uk UK (US vapor)   /ˈveɪ.pər/ us    /-pɚ/

vapour noun (GAS)

[C or U] gas or extremely small drops of liquid that result from the heating of a liquid or solid: The hollow glass tank contains hot mercury vapour. Poisonous vapours burst out of the factory during the accident.The state of matter

vapour noun (ILLNESS)

the vapours old use UK (US the vapors) [plural] a condition in which someone suddenly feels ill and weak, usually because of a shockDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
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