Vapor vs Vaporlike - What's the difference?

vapor | vaporlike |


As a noun vapor

is cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.

As a verb vapor

is to become vapor; to be emitted or circulated as vapor.

As an adjective vaporlike is

resembling vapor; vaporous, misty.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

vapor

English

Alternative forms

* vapour (Commonwealth English)

Noun

(wikipedia vapor) (en noun)
  • Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.
  • The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}

    Derived terms

    * vaporescence * vaporescent * vapor pressure * vapour trail * water vapor

    See also

    * dew point * get the vapors

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become vapor; to be emitted or circulated as vapor.
  • To turn into vapor.
  • To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.
  • * 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Bisara of Pooree’, Plain Tales from the Hills , Folio Society 2005, p. 172:
  • He vapoured , and fretted, and fumed, and trotted up and down, and tried to make himself pleasing in Miss Hollis's big, quiet, grey eyes, and failed.

    Anagrams

    * ----

    vaporlike

    English

    Alternative forms

    * vapourlike

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling vapor; vaporous, misty.