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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (gaseous fluid)
a. steam (of water)
El agua está hirviendo. ¿No ves el vapor saliendo de la pava?The water is boiling. Can't you see the steam coming out of the kettle?
b. vapor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El vapor se disipó y la temperatura se redujo.The vapor dissipated and the temperature dropped.
c. vapour (United Kingdom)
La exposición al vapor puede causar irritación en los ojos.Exposure to the vapour may cause eye irritation.
2. (nautical)
a. steamer
El vapor transporta cargamento, no pasajeros.The steamer carries freight, not passengers.
b. steamboat
Soy el capitán de un vapor.I'm the captain of a steamboat.
c. steamship
El vapor echó anclas en el puerto.The steamship anchored in the port.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (hysteria)
a. vapors
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Leticia bebió un remedio casero para abatir los vapores.Leticia used a household remedy to calm down her vapors.
b. vapours
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(United Kingdom)
Victoria está con los vapores y está de muy mal humor.Victoria got the vapours and is in a very bad mood.
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1. (emanación)
a. vapor
2. (de agua)
a. steam
3. (culinary)
al vaporsteamed
barco de vaporsteamer, steamship
máquina de vaporsteam engine
4. (fís & quím)
vapor de aguawater vapor
1 (gen) vapour; vapor; (EEUU) (Técnica) [de agua] steam; [de gas] fumes
; (p)
(Meteorología) mist; haze
verduras al vapor steamed vegetables; a todo vapor at full steam; de vapor steam; acumular vapor to get steam up; echar vapor to give off steam; steam
vapor de agua water vapour
2 (Náutica) steamship; steamer
vapor correo mail boat
vapor de paletas vapor de ruedas paddle steamer
vapor volandero tramp steamer
3 (Med) vertigo; giddiness
4 vapores (accesos histéricos) vapours; vapors; (EEUU)
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