Definitions for: Evaporation


[n] the process of extracting moisture
[n] the process of becoming a vapor



Webster (1913) Definition: E*vap`o*ra"tion, n. [L. evaporatio: cf. F.
['e]vaporation.]
1. The process by which any substance is converted from a
liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor; as, the
evaporation of water, of ether, of camphor.

2. The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in
order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it in a
state of greater consistence.

3. That which is evaporated; vapor.

4. (Steam Engine) See Vaporization.

Synonyms: dehydration, desiccation, drying up, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour

See Also: boiling, clouding, clouding up, extraction, freeze-drying, inspissation, lyophilisation, lyophilization, phase change, phase transition, physical change, smoke, smoking, state change

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