Definition of cavitation
: 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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