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  • 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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  • "to form cavities or bubbles." --Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary

    April 14, 2009