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- n. The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state.
- n. The process in which all or a portion of liquid (in a container) is turned into vapour, in order to increase the concentration of solid matter in the mixture.
- n. That which is evaporated; vapour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor.
- n. 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.
- n. That which is evaporated; vapor.
- n. See Vaporization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of resolving or the state of being resolved into vapor; the conversion of a solid or liquid by heat into vapor, fumes, or steam; vaporization.
- n. The matter evaporated or exhaled; vapor.
- n. In algebra, the disappearance of a solution of a system of equations by passing off to infinity. Thus, the solution of the two equations x—ky = a and x—y = b, which disappears when k = 1, is said to pass off by evaporation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of becoming a vapor
- n. the process of extracting moisture
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