Evaporation


Evaporation
Evaporation 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is evaporated; vapor. [1913 Webster]

4. (Steam Engine) See {Vaporization}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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