drying (part of speech: verb)
destroying (part of speech: verb)
devastating, knocking down, ripping to shreds, mowing down, tearing down, destroying, decimating, extirpating, razing, abolishing, smashing, dismantling, flattening, disintegrating, atomizing, laying waste, demolishing, pulverizing, exterminating, desolating, eradicating, wrecking, bulldozing, annihilating, leveling
vaporizing (part of speech: verb)
- Unless we assume that simple radiation suffices to give off all the heat generated by progressing integration, we must conclude that the mass will be raised to that temperature at which part of its heat is absorbed in vaporizing its superficial parts. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- The tougher metals come out sooner than the softer and lighter metals with lower vaporizing points. - "Jack of No Trades", Charles Cottrell.
- One each of these items is used for each vaporizing process. - "Jack of No Trades", Charles Cottrell.