1. decrease rapidly and disappear

    Synonyms : fly, vanish
    Type Of : fall, lessen, decrease, diminish
    Examples :
    • all my stock assets have vaporized
  2. turn into gas

    Synonyms : aerify, gasify, vaporise
    Type Of : change integrity
  3. lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

    Synonyms : evaporate, vaporise
    Type Of : change integrity
  4. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

    Synonyms : zap
    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens


  1. the state of being vulnerable or exposed

    Synonyms : exposure
    Type Of : danger
    Examples :
    • his vulnerability to litigation
  2. susceptibility to injury or attack

    Antonyms : invulnerability
    Type Of : weakness


  1. United States mathematician (1880-1960)

    Synonyms : oswald veblen
  2. United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)

    Synonyms : thorstein bunde veblen, thorstein veblen


  1. a person who performs voluntary work

    Synonyms : unpaid worker
    Type Of : worker
  2. agree freely

    Synonyms : offer
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • She volunteered to drive the old lady home
  3. without payment

    Synonyms : unpaid
    Examples :
    • a volunteer fire department
  4. (military) a person who freely enlists for service

    Synonyms : military volunteer, voluntary
    Antonyms : draftee
    Type Of : serviceman, man, military man, military personnel
  5. a native or resident of Tennessee

    Synonyms : tennessean
    Type Of : american
  6. do volunteer work

    Type Of : work
  7. tell voluntarily

    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • He volunteered the information


  1. virility drug (trade name Viagra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men

    Synonyms : sildenafil, sildenafil citrate
    Type Of : anti-impotence drug, virility drug


  1. relating to the sense of equilibrium


  1. the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam

    Synonyms : annamese, annamite
    Type Of : mon-khmer
  2. a native or inhabitant of Vietnam

    Synonyms : annamese
    Type Of : asian, asiatic
  3. of or relating to or characteristic of Vietnam or its people or its language


  1. (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate

    Synonyms : valency
    Type Of : power, powerfulness
  2. (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)

    Synonyms : valency
    Type Of : power, powerfulness


  1. the crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will

    Synonyms : assault, rape, ravishment
    Type Of : sexual assault, sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse
  2. a disrespectful act

    Synonyms : irreverence
    Type Of : evil, wickedness, iniquity, immorality
  3. a crime less serious than a felony

    Synonyms : infraction, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour
    Type Of : law-breaking, criminal offence, crime, criminal offense
  4. an act that disregards an agreement or a right

    Synonyms : infringement
    Type Of : actus reus, misconduct, wrongful conduct, wrongdoing
    Examples :
    • he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment
  5. entry to another's property without right or permission

    Synonyms : encroachment, intrusion, trespass, usurpation
    Type Of : wrongful conduct, actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing


  1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    Synonyms : curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend
    Type Of : turn
    Examples :
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  2. shift to a clockwise direction

    Antonyms : back
    Type Of : change over, shift, switch
    Examples :
    • the wind veered