Definition of cavitation
: the process of cavitating: such asa : the formation of partial vacuums in a liquid by a swiftly moving solid body (such 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 liquidb : the formation of cavities in an organ or tissue especially in disease
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This seemingly mundane appliance is actually a cavitation chamber.
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Origin and Etymology of cavitation
cavity + -ation
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
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