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"evaporate" in British English

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evaporateverb

uk   /ɪˈvæp.ər.eɪt/ us   /ɪˈvæp.ə.reɪt/
  • evaporate verb (BECOME GAS)

[I or T] to cause a liquid to change to a gas, especially by heating: The high concentration of sugars forms a syrup when the sap evaporates. Plants keep cool during the summer by evaporating water from their leaves.
  • evaporate verb (DISAPPEAR)

[I] to disappear: Halfway through the movie reality evaporates and we enter a world of pure fantasy.
evaporation
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌvæp.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ 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 form clouds.
If something such as a feeling or problem evaporates, it disappears: [I] The issue of global warming is not just going to evaporate.
(Definition of evaporate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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