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vaporific

VAPORIF'IC, a. [L. vapor and facio, to make.]

Forming into vapor; converting into steam, or expelling in a volatile form, as fluids.



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VAPORIF'IC, a. [L. vapor and facio, to make.]

Forming into vapor; converting into steam, or expelling in a volatile form, as fluids.

VA-POR-IF'IC, a. [L. vapor and facio, to make.]

Forming into vapor; converting into steam, or expelling in a volatile form, as fluids.


Vap`o*rif"ic
  1. Producing vapor; tending to pass, or to cause to pass, into vapor; thus, volatile fluids are vaporific; heat is a vaporific agent.
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Vaporific

VAPORIF'IC, adjective [Latin vapor and facio, to make.]

Forming into vapor; converting into steam, or expelling in a volatile form, as fluids.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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AN'GUISH, n. [L. angustia, narrowness, from pressure. See Anger.]

Extreme pain, either of body or mind. As bodily pain, it may differ from agony, which is such distress of the whole body as to cause contortion, whereas anguish may be a local pain as of an ulcer, or gout. But anguish and agony are nearly synonymous. As pain of the mind, it signifies any keen distress from sorrow, remorse, despair and kindred passions.

And they hearkened not to Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. Ex. 6.

AN'GUISH, v.t. To distress with extreme pain or grief.

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