When a liquid changes form into a gas, the process is called vaporization. You can watch vaporization when you boil a pot of water.

Vaporization happens in two ways: evaporation and boiling. Evaporation occurs when sunlight shines on water until it changes to vapor and rises into the air. Boiling is the rapid vaporization of a liquid—the steam that comes out of a boiling kettle is actually visible water vapor. Vaporization can be traced back to the Latin vaporem. "a warm exhalation" or "steam."

Definitions of vaporization

n the process of becoming a vapor

evaporation, vapor, vaporisation, vapour
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the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
clouding, clouding up
the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
smoke, smoking
a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
decoction mashing, decoction process
(brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
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phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change
a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

n annihilation by vaporizing something

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annihilation, obliteration
destruction by annihilating something

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