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  • adj. Existing in a vaporous state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Existing in a vaporous form or state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing in the form of vapor.


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  • We are thus to presume that that crystalline texture of rock which we see exemplified in granite is the condition into which the great bulk of the solids of our earth were agglomerated directly from the nebulous or vaporiform state.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • A chemist can reckon with considerable precision what additional amount of heat would be required to vaporise all the water of our globe; how much more to disengage the oxygen which is diffused in nearly a proportion of one - half throughout its solids; and, finally, how much more would be required to cause the whole to become vaporiform, which we may consider as equivalent to its being restored to its original nebulous state.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • Indeed, the existence of this central heat, a residuum of that which kept all matter in a vaporiform chaos at first, is amongst the most solid discoveries of modern science, {42} and the support which it gives to

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • Thus, there may be substances here which are not in some other bodies, and substances here solid may be elsewhere liquid or vaporiform.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation


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