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English Dictionary: vaporous by the DICT Development Group
2 results for vaporous
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
    Synonym(s): diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby
  2. resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"
    Synonym(s): vaporific, vapourific, vaporish, vapourish, vaporous, vapourous
  3. filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog"
    Synonym(s): miasmal, miasmic, vaporous, vapourous
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vaporous \Va"por*ous\, a. [L. vaporosus: cf. vaporeux.]
      1. Having the form or nature of vapor. --Holland.
      2. Full of vapors or exhalations. --Shak.
                     The warmer and more vaporous air of the valleys.
      3. Producing vapors; hence, windy; flatulent. --Bacon.
                     The food which is most vaporous and perspirable is
                     the most easily digested.                  --Arbuthnot.
      4. Unreal; unsubstantial; vain; whimsical.
                     Such vaporous speculations were inevitable.
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