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cavitation

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noun cav·i·ta·tion \ˌka-və-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of cavitation

  1. :  the process of cavitating: as a :  the formation of partial vacuums in a liquid by a swiftly moving solid body (as a propeller) or by high-intensity sound waves; also :  the pitting and wearing away of solid surfaces (as of metal or concrete) as a result of the collapse of these vacuums in surrounding liquid b :  the formation of cavities in an organ or tissue especially in disease



Origin and Etymology of cavitation

cavity + -ation


First Known Use: 1895


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cavitation

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noun cav·i·ta·tion \ˌkav-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of cavitation

  1. 1:  the process of cavitating; especially :  the formation of cavities in an organ or tissue especially in disease

  2. 2:  a cavity formed by cavitation

cavitate

\ˈkav-ə-ˌtāt\play verb

cavitated

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cavitating




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