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vapor (s) (noun), vapors (pl)
1. A dispersion in the air of a substance that is a liquid or a solid in its normal state; such as, water.
2. A gas whose temperature is less than the critical temperature, so that it may be converted to a liquid or solid by compression at a constant temperature.
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(Greek: bromos, a stench; because of the odor [stench] from its vapors; liquid nonmetal)
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saturated vapor (s) (noun), saturated vapors (pl)
A substance suspended in the air, the temperature and pressure of which, are such that any compression of its volume at constant temperature causes it to condense to liquid at a rate sufficient to maintain a constant pressure.
This entry is located in the following units: satis-, sati-, sat- (page 3) vapori-, vapor-, vapo- (page 2)