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
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