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vaporize (verb) turn into a vapor or vaporous state.
If a substance turns into a vapor, it vaporizes. Substances like ether vaporize the minute their containers are open. That is, they turn into a vapor immediately after they are open to air. Most other substances vaporize on heating to high to very high temperatures.
- Substances like dry ice vaporize directly from the solid state without passing through the liquid state. On heating, they turn into vapor without melting, as is the case with most other substances.
- Alcohol vaporizes quickly. Once its container is open it stats turning into a vapor very fast.