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vapour

(US), vapor
1. particles of moisture or other substance suspended in air and visible as clouds, smoke, etc.
2. a gaseous substance at a temperature below its critical temperature
3. a substance that is in a gaseous state at a temperature below its boiling point

water vapor transmission (WVT)

The rate of water vapor flow, under steady specified conditions, through a unit area of material between the two parallel surfaces (and normal to these surfaces).
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One in 50 youths reported smoking the vaporous e-cigarette in the past 30 days.
There must be joy in Beijing that the Duterte administration has agreed to bilateral negotiations, in effect sidelining the Philippines' spectacular legal victory when the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea at The Hague repudiated China's absurd claim, with its vaporous nine-dash line, to almost the entirety of the South China/West Philippine Sea.
bless their vaporous little gone-away old hearts, Amen.
Warcraft 's visuals are often pleasing, including a vaulted library with arches and spiral staircases -- a demon in the form of a vaporous black cloud skulks among the books -- and a glimpse of the city of the Mages, its golden domes recalling the Baghdad of 1001 Nights .
Though less useful in terms of establishing a sense of relative proportions, odd bits of colorful matter--a piece of pink tape, shards of green glass, a scrap of blue plastic--interrupt the vaporous dust trails and force abrupt reconciliations between the paintings' atmospheric effects and their tactile crusts.
Over a vaporous stainless steel bucket Myhrvold plunges an oyster into liquid nitrogen for 15 seconds, instantly freezing the oyster's outer shell, and releasing the holding muscle tissue.
A long-term friend, the Symbolist painter Eugene Carriere, gets a room to himself, where we see his vaporous style rub off on Rodin's The Death of Adonis (1888) with its marble figures apparently blanketed in snow.
Turrell gives it physical substance, a presence and volume created by a projection of coloured light in the corner of a room, oscillating between materiality and immateriality, between solid and vaporous.
Told through stolen glances, lingering touches, wishful visions, memories, letters, and poems, Testament has the vaporous quality of memories: soft yet impossible to touch.
Fine manners, the gastronomic traditions of the aristocracy and societal standards of the elite are evoked through vaporous and elegant silhouettes on which extravagant and decorative motifs of porcelain art stand out in bold relief.
The five major components are: High-pressure cryogenic pumps which bring the LNG from the cargo tanks up to pressure prior to vaporization; Shell-and-tube vaporizers which convert the LNG back to vaporous natural gas.
Though our evildoers such as Dick Cheney and their apologists such as Charles Krauthammer make vaporous claims to the contrary, no one, including those with access into our government's security apparatus, can find any hard evidence that torture has made us safer.