cavitate

verb
cav·​i·​tate | \ ˈka-və-ˌtāt How to pronounce cavitate (audio) \
cavitated; cavitating

Definition of cavitate

intransitive verb

: to form cavities or bubbles

transitive verb

: to cavitate in

First Known Use of cavitate

1909, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for cavitate

probably by back formation from cavitation

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“Cavitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavitate. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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