[ kav-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkæv ɪˈteɪ ʃən /
the rapid formation and collapse of vapor pockets in a flowing liquid in regions of very low pressure, a frequent cause of structural damage to propellers, pumps, etc.
such a pocket formed in a flowing liquid.
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British Dictionary definitions for cavitation
/ (ˌkævɪˈteɪʃən) /
the formation of vapour- or gas-filled cavities in a flowing liquid when tensile stress is superimposed on the ambient pressure
the formation of cavities in a structure
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Medical definitions for cavitation
[ kăv′ĭ-tā′shən ]
The formation of cavities in a body tissue or an organ, especially those cavities that form in the lung as a result of tuberculosis.
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Scientific definitions for cavitation
[ kăv′ĭ-tā′shən ]
The formation of bubblelike gaps in a liquid. Mechanical forces, such as the moving blades of a ship's propeller or sudden negative changes in pressure, can cause cavitation.
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