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NounEdit

vapour (countable and uncountable, plural vapours)

  1. British standard spelling of vapor.

VerbEdit

vapour (third-person singular simple present vapours, present participle vapouring, simple past and past participle vapoured)

  1. British standard spelling of vapor.

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman vapour, from Latin vapor.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vaːˈpuːr/, /vaˈpuːr/, /ˈvaːpur/

NounEdit

vapour (plural vapours)

  1. Fumes or vapour; a visible gaseous emission:
    1. A visible vapour; steam
    2. The vapour of water; mist.
    3. Fumes given off by combustion; smoke.
  2. Heated air; air of a high temperature.
  3. (physiology) A noxious bodily fume believed to be the cause of maladies.
  4. (rare) A airborne smell; a nasal sensation transmitted via the air.
  5. (rare) Effect, emanation.
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: vapour, vapor
  • Scots: vapour
  • Yola: vaaper
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French vaporer.

VerbEdit

vapour

  1. Alternative form of vapouren