vaporize (verb) – to convert or be converted from a solid or liquid state into gas
BREAKDOWN: VAP- (steam or mist) + -OR (state) + -IZE (to make)
— a vaporizer can either be a humidifier-style device designed to add water vapor to an environment or a nebulizer used to convert medicated liquid into vapor for inhalation
This word is built on the root VAP-, which means steam or mist.
Common VAP- words include evaporation and vapor.
More esoteric VAP- words include devaporation and pervaporate.