vaporization

[ vey-per-uh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌveɪ pər əˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of vaporizing.
the state of being vaporized.
the rapid change of water into steam, especially in a boiler.
Medicine/Medical. a vapor therapy.

Origin of vaporization

First recorded in 1790–1800; vapor + -ization

Related forms

re·va·por·i·za·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for vaporization

vaporization

[ vā′pə-rĭ-zāshən ]

n.

The conversion of a solid or liquid into a vapor.
Therapeutic application of a vapor.
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Culture definitions for vaporization

vaporization


In physics and chemistry, the conversion of a solid or a liquid into a gas. (See boiling point, phases of matter, and sublimation.)

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