evapotranspiration

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noun evapo·trans·pi·ra·tion \i-ˈva-pō-ˌtran(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of evapotranspiration

  1. :  loss of water from the soil both by evaporation and by transpiration from the plants growing thereon

Origin and Etymology of evapotranspiration

evaporation + transpiration


First Known Use: 1938


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