the act or process of evaporating.
the state of being evaporated.
Archaic. matter or the quantity of matter evaporated or passed off in vapor.
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- e·vap·o·ra·tive [ih-vap-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv], /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/, adjective
- e·vap·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb
- non·e·vap·o·ra·tion, noun
- non·e·vap·o·ra·tive, adjective
- pre·e·vap·o·ra·tion, noun
- un·e·vap·o·ra·tive, adjective
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How to use evaporation in a sentence
Yet the media portrays an automatic evaporation of mission for women like me.It’s time to end the TV trope of the needy empty-nest mom | Michele Weldon | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The cool air produced by that evaporation is then trapped in the fabric.The Kora Xenolith Is My Secret Weapon Against the Cold | Wes Siler | February 2, 2021 | Outside Online
In particular, the researchers wanted to simulate how both the thickness and the brightness of the clouds — and therefore their cooling effect — might evolve over time, as a result of processes like rainfall and evaporation.Ship exhaust studies overestimate cooling from pollution-altered clouds | Carolyn Gramling | February 1, 2021 | Science News
Most evaporation humidifiers use filtration, and some even take it to the next level with mold- and bacteria-destroying UV light, making these the best choice for managing asthma and allergies alike.The best humidifier: Fight dry air (and a dry nose) all winter long | PopSci Commerce Team | January 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
This crisp, classic potato latke recipe delivers a satisfying, celebratory crunchGiving potatoes enough room to breathe while cooking is also key to encouraging the rapid evaporation of moisture.
Like Earth, Titan has weather, with evaporation, clouds, rain, and wind.
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 | Kate Galbraith | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With the drought and fire came high winds, dust storms, record temperatures, and ramped up evaporation levels.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers | Malcolm Jones | August 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
What price will we pay for the inevitable evaporation of candor?
This evaporation of the sea water is proportional to the temperature and to the dryness of the air where it rests upon the ocean.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
After the Mormon fiasco and the evaporation of the Fieldingites, another denomination took it.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
Salt was at first obtained by the evaporation of sea-water, but was afterwards mined.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
There being no soil, the fountains disappeared; there being no evaporation, the rains diminished.Overland | John William De Forest
The ether, on evaporation, left the ester which was crystallized from water and dried in a desiccator over sulphuric acid.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme
Scientific definitions for evaporation
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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Cultural definitions for evaporation
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