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e·vap·o·rate

 (ĭ-văp′ə-rāt′)
v. e·vap·o·rat·ed, e·vap·o·rat·ing, e·vap·o·rates
v.tr.
1.
a. To convert or change into a vapor.
b. To draw off in the form of vapor.
2. To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
3. To deposit (a metal) on a substrate by vacuum sublimation.
v.intr.
1.
a. To change into vapor.
b. To pass off in or as vapor.
2. To produce vapor.
3. To disappear; vanish: Our fears at last evaporated. See Synonyms at disappear.

[Middle English evaporaten, from Latin ēvapōrāre, ēvapōrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + vapor, steam.]

e·vap′o·ra′tion n.
e·vap′o·ra′tive adj.
e·vap′o·ra′tive·ly adv.
e·vap′o·ra·tiv′i·ty (-ərə-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
e·vap′o·ra′tor n.
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evaporation
On the left is a beaker filled with cool water. On the right, as the water is heated, molecules in the liquid vibrate and move apart. Molecules on the surface of the liquid will escape as vapor.

e·vap·o·ra·tion

(ĭ-văp′ə-rā′shən)
The change of a liquid into a vapor at a temperature below the boiling point.

evaporation

1. The process in which a liquid changes state to vapor. It can occur at any temperature up to the boiling point of the liquid.
2. Conversion of a liquid to a vapor, below its boiling point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evaporation - the process of becoming a vaporevaporation - the process of becoming a vapor  
boiling - the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
clouding, clouding up - the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
smoke, smoking - a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion; "the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"
2.evaporation - the process of extracting moisture
extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
freeze-drying, lyophilisation, lyophilization - a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
inspissation - the process of thickening by dehydration
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"

evaporation

noun
1. vaporization, vanishing, disappearance, dispelling, dissolution, fading away, melting away, dispersal, dissipation, evanescence, dematerialization The cooling effect is caused by the evaporation of sweat on the skin.
2. drying up, drying, dehydration, desiccation, vaporization an increase in evaporation of both lake and ground water

evaporation

noun
The act or an example of passing out of sight:
Translations
تَبَخُّر، تَبْخير
fordampningkondensering
haihtuminenhöyry
elpárolgáspárolgás
uppgufun
vyparovanie
buharlaşma

evaporation

[ɪˌvæpəˈreɪʃən] Nevaporación f

evaporation

[ɪˌvæpəˈreɪʃən] n
[liquid] → évaporation f
(= disappearance) → disparition f

evaporation

nVerdampfung f, → Verdampfen nt; (fig)Schwinden nt

evaporation

[ɪˌvæpəˈreɪʃn] nevaporazione f

evaporate

(iˈvӕpəreit) verb
to (cause to) change into vapour and disappear. The small pool of water evaporated in the sunshine; His enthusiasm soon evaporated.
eˈvaporated adjective
having had some moisture removed by evaporation. evaporated milk.
eˌvapoˈration noun

e·vap·o·ra·tion

n. evaporación, conversión de un estado líquido a vapor.
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Thanks to the high molecular mass, it has a low vapourisation level and impedes on the emission of volatile organic compounds in fire conditions.
Aluminium domes and internal floating roofs have been chosen to minimise vapourisation of volatile hydrocarbons stored in the terminal, he explains.
Once the energy is absorbed by the water, it is converted into heat, causing superheating, and vapourisation.