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"evaporate" in British English

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evaporateverb

uk   /ɪˈvæp.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ɚ-/
  • evaporate verb (BECOME GAS)

[I or T] to ​cause a ​liquid to ​change to a ​gas, ​especially by ​heating: The high ​concentration of ​sugarsforms a ​syrup when the ​sap evaporates. Plants ​keepcool during the ​summer by evaporating ​water from ​theirleaves.
  • evaporate verb (DISAPPEAR)

[I] to ​disappear: Halfway through the ​moviereality evaporates and we ​enter a ​world of ​purefantasy.
evaporation
noun [U] uk   us   /ɪˌvæp.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of evaporate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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evaporateverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪˈvæp·əˌreɪt/
chemistry, biology, earth science to ​cause a ​liquid to ​change to a ​gas, esp. by ​heating: [I] Some ​water evaporates to ​formclouds. If something such as a ​feeling or ​problem evaporates, it ​disappears: [I] The ​issue of ​globalwarming is not just going to evaporate.
(Definition of evaporate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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