Origin of evaporation
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Examples from the Web for evaporation
Like Earth, Titan has weather, with evaporation, clouds, rain, and wind.A Cloud Forms Over Saturn’s Mysterious Moon
Matthew R. Francis
August 17, 2014
Unless big storms hit, summer evaporation and lawn-watering is going to push things back into the critical mode.California May Have Its Driest Season in 500 Years
January 24, 2014
Round these there were circles of dampness, showing that evaporation was taking place.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
It's evaporation that puts water into the air, isn't it, sir?The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
Evaporation and condensation, woods and glaciers, have all been brought into play.Canada and the Canadians
Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Study for a few days the effect of evaporation on the several soils.
To provide a mulch of dry soil so as to prevent the evaporation of moisture.
Word Origin and History for evaporation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A change from liquid to vapor form.
- Loss of volume of a liquid by conversion into vapor.volatilization
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- The change of a liquid into a vapor at a temperature below the boiling point. Evaporation takes place at the surface of a liquid, where molecules with the highest kinetic energy are able to escape. When this happens, the average kinetic energy of the liquid is lowered, and its temperature decreases.
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The evaporation of water from the oceans is a major component in the hydrologic cycle.
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