from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To form vapour bubbles in a flowing liquid in a region where the pressure of the liquid falls below its vapour pressure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form holes or cavities within an agitated liquid; react upon the water with *cavitation (which see): said of a screw propeller.
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People have been struggling for years to try and design a very fast rotating boat propeller that doesn't cavitate and literally wear away the metal and put holes in it, just like these pictures show.
If the motor is mounted too high above the water, the propeller will slip, churn, and cavitate with little useful power.
_Cor. _ 6-petala, campanulata, supra ungues cavitate nectarifera.
Especially me, I spent countless nights there sometimes coming in at 12am to refill the sump so the pumps would not cavitate and cause any mortalities.
The nature-spiraled volute pump doesn't cavitate, and thus uses 20\% to 40\% less juice.
The nature-spiraled volute pump doesn't cavitate, and thus uses 20\% to 40\% less juice and is two-thirds quieter.
Corculum minimum in fuperna cavitate peri - fpermi cornei magni.
Antherae in cavitate iaisinacum feffiw Jes; Ciipf bivalvi*. iWw; bipartibile,,.
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There’s been some positive feedback to my recent post, Casual Games = ~ Social Software, primarily from Susan Mernit, cavitate. net and Nongames. com who even included a cartoon to illustrate their point.