vapour Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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vapournoun

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

vapour noun (GAS)

[C or U] gas or ​extremelysmalldrops of ​liquid that ​result from the ​heating of a ​liquid or ​solid: The ​hollowglasstankcontainshotmercury vapour. Poisonous vapours ​burst out of the ​factory during the ​accident.

vapour noun (ILLNESS)

the vapours [plural] old-fashioned a ​condition in which someone ​suddenlyfeelsill and ​weak, usually because of a ​shock
(Definition of vapour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vapour”
in Korean 증기…
in Arabic بُخار…
in Malaysian wap…
in French vapeur…
in Russian туман, пар…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣體, 蒸氣, 霧氣…
in Italian vapore…
in Turkish buhar…
in Polish para, mgiełka…
in Spanish vapor…
in Vietnamese hơi nước, hơi…
in Portuguese vapor…
in Thai ละอองน้ำ, หมอกควัน…
in German der Dampf, der Dunst…
in Catalan vapor…
in Japanese (英)蒸気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气体, 蒸气, 雾气…
in Indonesian uap, kabut…
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