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vapor tension


noun

vapor pressure.
the maximum vapor pressure possible, at a given temperature, in a system composed of a liquid or solid substance in contact with the vapor of that substance.

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Nearby words

vapidly, vapor, vapor barrier, vapor lock, vapor pressure, vapor tension, vapor trail, vaporescence, vaporetto, vaporific, vaporimeter

Origin of vapor tension

First recorded in 1860–65
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