Definition of vapor in English:

vapor

Translate vapor into Spanish

noun

(British vapour)
  • 1A substance diffused or suspended in the air, especially one normally liquid or solid.

    ‘dense clouds of smoke and toxic vapor’
    • ‘chemical vapors’
    haze, mist, spray, steam, water vapour, condensation, smoke, fumes, exhalation, fog, smog, murk, cloud, cloudiness, drizzle, dampness, humidity, mistiness, Scotch mist
    1. 1.1Physics A gaseous substance that is below its critical temperature, and can therefore be liquefied by pressure alone.
      Compare with gas
  • 2the vapors dated A sudden feeling of faintness or nervousness or a state of depression.

    • ‘a fit of the vapors’

Pronunciation

vapor

/ˈvāpər/ /ˈveɪpər/

intransitive verb

(British vapour)
[no object]
  • Talk in a vacuous, boasting, or pompous way.

    • ‘he was vaporing on about the days of his youth’

Pronunciation

vapor

/ˈvāpər/ /ˈveɪpər/

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French, or from Latin vapor ‘steam, heat’. The current verb sense dates from the early 17th century.