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v. e·vap·o·rat·ed, e·vap·o·rat·ing, e·vap·o·rates
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.
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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Adj.1.evaporative - relating to or causing or being caused by evaporationevaporative - relating to or causing or being caused by evaporation; "an evaporative cooler"
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The mulching system is also highly recommended to reduce evaporative loss of soil moisture and improve microbial activity and nutrient availability.
The tipping buckets are covered with triangular wooden shields to prevent biases due to wind, dust, evaporative loss, and falling soil.
Animal was in hypovolumic shock due to severe evaporative loss during and after the incident (Tyagi and Singh, 2002).
The size of the barrel is important not only because it dictates how many finished bottles of wine the barrel's cost is amortized over, but also the amount of evaporative loss to expect.
The approach of the current work was to measure vapor pressures of Kukersite oil shale primary oils as a function of the evaporative loss of progressively heavier oil constituents by using a non-isothermal Knudsen effusion method [13-15].
Traditionally, for non-toilet-trained pediatric patients, nurses have based calculations of urine output on diaper weights obtained as close to the time of voiding as possible to decrease potential evaporative loss, which could lead to inaccurate measurements.
Further evidence from algae found in the lake and carbonate deposits also pointed to a sudden shallowing of the lake due to evaporative loss. An environmental reconstruction showed that evaporation of the lake was behind the sudden shift from woodland to desert.
Evaporation of DMF causes some presumed evaporative loss of ethylene glycol and a somewhat lesser loss of 1,3-PD (evaporation to dryness leads to severe loss of both and should be avoided).
An arid country such as Jordan should support Rain Harvesting, which is returned to the soil at slow absorbable rates with very little evaporative loss when applied through a subsurface irrigation system.Think of all that water that has gone to waste.
About 97% of the water that these plants withdraw is returned to the source water, says Thomas Feeley, technology manager for environmental and water resources programs for the NETL, and about 3% goes up the stack as evaporative loss.
The job of the foam is threefold: Its cool, white surface reflects solar energy; as insulation, it prevents evaporative loss; and similarly, the insulating effect slows heat transfer from the hot exterior to the rooms below.