vaporescence

[ vey-puh-res-uhns ]
/ ˌveɪ pəˈrɛs əns /

noun

production or formation of vapor.

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Origin of vaporescence

First recorded in 1835–45; vapor + -escence

OTHER WORDS FROM vaporescence

va·por·es·cent, adjective

Words nearby vaporescence

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British Dictionary definitions for vaporescence

vaporescence
/ (ˌveɪpəˈrɛsəns) /

noun

the production or formation of vapour

Derived forms of vaporescence

vaporescent, adjective
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Medical definitions for vaporescence

vaporescence
[ vā′pə-rĕsəns ]

n.

The formation of vapor.
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