verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1803 transitive verb 1. to convert (as by the application of heat or by spraying) into vapor 2. to cause to become dissipated 3. to destroy by or as if by converting into vapor <
a tank vaporized by a shell
intransitive verb 1. to become vaporized 2. vapor 2 • vaporizable adjectivevaporization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.