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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evaporation  \E*vap`o*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  evaporatio:  cf  F. 
  ['e]vaporation.] 
  1.  The  process  by  which  any  substance  is  converted  from  a 
  liquid  state  into  and  carried  off  in  vapor;  as  the 
  evaporation  of  water,  of  ether,  of  camphor. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  evaporated;  vapor. 
 
  4.  (Steam  Engine)  See  {Vaporization}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evaporation 
  n  1:  the  process  of  becoming  a  vapor  [syn:  {vaporization},  {vaporisation}, 
  {vapor},  {vapour}] 
  2:  the  process  of  extracting  moisture  (as  by  heat)  [syn:  {dehydration}, 
  {dessication},  {drying  up}] 




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