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evapotranspiration

[ih-vap-oh-tran-spuh-rey-shuh n]
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noun Meteorology.
  1. the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants.
  2. Also called flyoff, water loss. the total volume transferred by this process.

Origin of evapotranspiration

First recorded in 1945–50; evapo(ration) + transpiration
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British Dictionary definitions for evapotranspiration

evapotranspiration

noun
  1. the return of water vapour to the atmosphere by evaporation from land and water surfaces and by the transpiration of vegetation
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