evaporation

noun evap·o·ra·tion \ i-ˌva-pə-ˈrā-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of evaporation

:the act or process of evaporating:
a :change from a liquid to a vapor
  • evaporation of water
  • But warming increases the evaporation of ocean water, which could increase the snowfall on the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, remove water from the ocean, and lower sea level.
  • —Jack M. Hollander
b :the vanishing or disappearance of something
  • The pope's attempt to arrest the evaporation of the Christian tradition in Europe was also unsuccessful.
  • —Conrad Black
  • No longer a machine that accelerates the evaporation of resources, in the Roman context the banquet becomes a theatre of wealth and property, of social distinction, or social-climbing.
  • —James N. Davidson

First Known Use of evaporation

14th century


EVAPORATION Defined for Kids

evaporation

noun evap·o·ra·tion \ i-ˌva-pə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of evaporation for Students

:the process of changing from a liquid to a vapor

Medical Dictionary

evaporation

noun evap·o·ra·tion \ i-ˌvap-ə-ˈrā-shən \

medical Definition of evaporation

:the change by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into and carried off in vapor; specifically :the conversion of a liquid into vapor in order to remove it wholly or partly from a liquid of higher boiling point or from solids dissolved in or mixed with it

evaporate

play \i-ˈvap-ə-ˌrāt\ verb evaporated; evaporating

evaporator

play \-ˌrāt-ər\ noun

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