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evaporate

verb 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 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  
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