Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing or turning to vapor.
  • adj. Having the nature of vapor; vaporous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing vapour; tending to pass, or to cause to pass, into vapor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing vapor; tending to pass, or to cause to pass, into vapor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That converts or is capable of converting into steam or other vapor; exhaling in a volatile form, as fluids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling or characteristic of vapor
  • adj. (used of substances) capable of being volatilized

Etymologies

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Latin vapor vapor + facere to make.

Examples

  • The knock on modern poetry is that at best it's willfully obscure, at worst a con job - insulting, vaporific nonsense for intellectual poseurs who should just face facts: There never will be a poem as lovely as a tree.

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