Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb vaporize

4 senses of vaporize

Sense 1
zap, vaporize -- (kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting; "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 2
gasify, vaporize, vaporise, aerify -- (turn into gas; "The substance gasified")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 3
evaporate, vaporize, vaporise -- (lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue; "evaporate milk")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 4
vanish, fly, vaporize -- (decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

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