physical change

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Noun1.physical change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
freeze, freezing - the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
liquefaction - the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
melt, melting, thaw, thawing - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
evaporation, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour, vapor - the process of becoming a vapor
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We shall best understand the probable course of natural selection by taking the case of a country undergoing some physical change, for instance, of climate.
Nor do I believe that any great physical change, as of climate, or any unusual degree of isolation to check immigration, is actually necessary to produce new and unoccupied places for natural selection to fill up by modifying and improving some of the varying inhabitants.
There were other changes in Anne no less real than the physical change. For one thing, she became much quieter.
But he insisted that the good air at Pavlofsk and the greenness would certainly cause a physical change for the better, and that my excitement, and my DREAMS, would be perhaps relieved.
I do not here speak of the kind of vegetation necessary for their support; because, as there is evidence of physical changes, and as the animals have become extinct, so may we suppose that the species of plants have likewise been changed.
In an Instagram post, Snoop juxtaposed images of the two men aged 20 and 47, captioning them "Alcohol Abuse" and "Marijuana Abuse" to emphasise Gascoigne's more marked physical change.
No study has been conducted so far, at least to the best of our knowledge, to see the physical change of the partial tear of supraspinatus tendon in terms of tendon thickness and tear width using musculoskeletal ultrasound after application of LLLT.
Urbanization involves a physical change on the landscape driven by key drivers that transform and shape the built environment.
Puberty not only causes physical change but makes you hyper-aware of it.
Appeals can be made and this is of particular relevance where there are physical changes in the locality such as vacancy, development works or any other physical change that could affect rental value or your ability to trade.
What are rocks called which have undergone a physical change as the result of heat or pressure?
Insurers were increasingly relying on two of those reasons to claim that an unoccupied residence constitutes (1) a "physical change" in the property insured or (2) a discovery of "willful or reckless acts or omissions increasing the hazard insured against."

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