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va·por / ˈvāpər/ (Brit. va·pour) • n. a substance diffused or suspended in the air, esp. one normally liquid or solid: dense clouds of smoke and toxic vapor| chemical vapors. ∎  Physics a gaseous substance that is below its critical temperature, and can therefore be liquefied by pressure alone. Compare with gas. ∎  (the vapors) dated a sudden feeling of faintness or nervousness or a state of depression. • v. [intr.] talk in a vacuous, boasting, or pompous way: he was vaporing on about the days of his youth. DERIVATIVES: va·por·ish adj. ( archaic )va·por·ous / ˈvāpərəs/ adj.va·por·ous·ness / ˈvāpərəsnəs/ n.va·por·y / ˈvāpərē/ adj.

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vapour

vapour steam, steamy exhalation XIV; (pl.) exhalations arising in the human body XV; (arch.) morbid condition resulting from these XVII. — (O)F. vapeur, †-our or L. vapor, -ōr- steam, heat; see -OUR2.
So vaporous XVI. f. late L. vapōrus or — late L. vapōrōsus.

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vapor

vaporclapper, crapper, dapper, flapper, grappa, kappa, knapper, mapper, nappa, napper, rapper, sapper, scrapper, snapper, strapper, tapper, trapper, wrapper, yapper, Zappa •catalpa, scalper •camper, damper, hamper, pamper, scamper, stamper, Tampa, tamper, tramper •Caspar, jasper •handicapper • kidnapper •whippersnapper •carper, harper, scarper, sharper •clasper, gasper, grasper, rasper •leper, pepper, salt-and-pepper •helper, yelper •temper •Vespa, vesper •Culpeper • sidestepper •caper, draper, escaper, gaper, paper, raper, scraper, shaper, taper, vapour (US vapor) •sandpaper • endpaper • flypaper •wallpaper • notepaper • newspaper •skyscraper •Arequipa, beeper, bleeper, creeper, Dnieper, keeper, leaper, peeper, reaper, sleeper, sweeper, weeper •gamekeeper • gatekeeper •greenkeeper (US greenskeeper) •peacekeeper • innkeeper •wicketkeeper • timekeeper •shopkeeper • storekeeper •housekeeper • goalkeeper •zookeeper • bookkeeper • treecreeper •minesweeper

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vapour

vapourclapper, crapper, dapper, flapper, grappa, kappa, knapper, mapper, nappa, napper, rapper, sapper, scrapper, snapper, strapper, tapper, trapper, wrapper, yapper, Zappa •catalpa, scalper •camper, damper, hamper, pamper, scamper, stamper, Tampa, tamper, tramper •Caspar, jasper •handicapper • kidnapper •whippersnapper •carper, harper, scarper, sharper •clasper, gasper, grasper, rasper •leper, pepper, salt-and-pepper •helper, yelper •temper •Vespa, vesper •Culpeper • sidestepper •caper, draper, escaper, gaper, paper, raper, scraper, shaper, taper, vapour (US vapor) •sandpaper • endpaper • flypaper •wallpaper • notepaper • newspaper •skyscraper •Arequipa, beeper, bleeper, creeper, Dnieper, keeper, leaper, peeper, reaper, sleeper, sweeper, weeper •gamekeeper • gatekeeper •greenkeeper (US greenskeeper) •peacekeeper • innkeeper •wicketkeeper • timekeeper •shopkeeper • storekeeper •housekeeper • goalkeeper •zookeeper • bookkeeper • treecreeper •minesweeper

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