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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vapor, vaporis, steam, heat

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
vapour

Plural
-

vapour (-)
  1. The gas phase component of a liquid or solid.

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Verb

Infinitive
to vapour

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to vapour (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To become vapour; to be emitted or circulated as vapour.
  2. (transitive) To turn into vapour.
  3. (intransitive) 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.

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