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Pronunciation:  i`vapu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the process of extracting moisture
  2. [n]  the process of becoming a vapor

EVAPORATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: dehydration, desiccation, drying up, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour
 See Also: boiling, clouding, clouding up, extraction, freeze-drying, inspissation, lyophilisation, lyophilization, phase change, phase transition, physical change, smoke, smoking, state change



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*vap`o*ra"tion\, n. [L. evaporatio: cf. F.
1. The process by which any substance is converted from a
   liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor; as, the
   evaporation of water, of ether, of camphor.

2. The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in
   order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it in a
   state of greater consistence.

3. That which is evaporated; vapor.

4. (Steam Engine) See {Vaporization}.

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