Cavitation Definition

kăvĭ-tāshən
noun
The formation of partial vacuums within a flowing liquid as a result of mechanical force, as with a boat propeller or a pump impeller: when these collapse, pitting or other damage is caused on metal surfaces in contact.
Webster's New World
The pitting of a solid surface.
American Heritage Medicine
The formation of cavities in a body tissue or an organ, especially those formed in the lung as a result of tuberculosis.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Cavitation

Noun

Singular:
cavitation
Plural:
cavitations

Origin of Cavitation

  • From cavity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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