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EVAPORATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evaporation mean? 

EVAPORATION (noun)
  The noun EVAPORATION has 2 senses:

1. the process of becoming a vapor
2. the process of extracting moisture

  Familiarity information: EVAPORATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVAPORATION (noun)


Sense 1evaporation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of becoming a vapor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

evaporation; vaporisation; vapor; vaporization; vapour

Hypernyms ("evaporation" is a kind of...):

phase change; phase transition; physical change; state change (a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evaporation"):

boiling (the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas)

clouding; clouding up (the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky)

smoke; smoking (a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion)


Sense 2evaporation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of extracting moisture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

drying up; desiccation; evaporation; dehydration

Hypernyms ("evaporation" is a kind of...):

extraction (the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "evaporation"):

freeze-drying; lyophilisation; lyophilization (a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes)

inspissation (the process of thickening by dehydration)

Holonyms ("evaporation" is a part of...):

plastination (a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened)


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