—v.i. 1. to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor; pass off in vapor.
2. to give off moisture.
3. to disappear; vanish; fade: His hopes evaporated.
—v.t. 1. to convert into a gaseous state or vapor; drive off or extract in the form of vapor: The warm sun evaporated the dew. 2. to extract moisture or liquid from, as by heat, so as to make dry or to reduce to a denser state: to evaporate fruit. 3. to cause to disappear or fade; dissipate: His involvement in the scandal evaporated any hope he had for a political career.