Definition of Evaporation

1. Noun. The process of becoming a vapor.

2. Noun. The process of extracting moisture.
Exact synonyms: Dehydration, Desiccation, Drying Up
Generic synonyms: Extraction
Specialized synonyms: Freeze-drying, Lyophilisation, Lyophilization, Inspissation
Group relationships: Plastination
Derivative terms: Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Desiccate, Desiccate, Evaporate

Definition of Evaporation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Evaporation

1. Noun. The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state. ¹

2. Noun. The process in which all or a portion of liquid (in a container) is turned into vapour, in order to increase the concentration of solid matter in the mixture. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) That which is evaporated; vapour. ¹

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Definition of Evaporation

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Medical Definition of Evaporation

1. 1. A change from liquid to vapor form. 2. Loss of volume of a liquid by conversion into vapor. Synonym: volatilization. Origin: L. E, out, + vaporare, to emit vapor (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evaporation

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evaporated milk
evaporation (current term)
evaporative cooler
evaporative cooling

Literary usage of Evaporation

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1. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"evaporation AND CONDENSATION. INTRODUCTION. THE presence of water vapor in the atmosphere is of such vital importance in the economy of Nature, ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"Rainfall is commonly considered to form the sum of evaporation and ... A month may be very dry, and still evaporation will go on at the expense of previous ..."

3. Bulletin by Virginia Geological Survey, Virginia Division of Geology (1913)
"evaporation.—The proportion of rainfall that returns to the air by ... evaporation is less in a cool climate with light winds than in a hot climate where ..."

4. Steam: Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company (1902)
"The "factor of equivalent evaporation" shows the proportionate cost in heat ... To ascertain the equivalent evaporation at any pressure, multiply the given ..."

5. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"evaporation in an Unlimited Space.—When the space into which evaporation takes place is unlimited, it is clear that when a molecule escapes from the surface ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"evaporation goes on from ice and snow less rapidly than from land or water ... Vegetation and trees intercept precipitation and also retard evaporation. ..."

7. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1913)
"evaporation over the Ocean.—Oh- servations of evaporation over the ocean have finally been made. The discussion of them by Lutgens, which is published in ..."

8. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1893)
"evaporation AND CONDENSATION. 366. Transformation into the State of Vapour.—The majority of liquids, when left to themselves in contact with the atmosphere, ..."

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