Evaporation definition

ĭ-văpə-rāshən
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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Evaporation is defined as the process of a liquid changing into a gas.

An example of evaporation is water turning into steam.

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The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state.
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The process in which all or a portion of liquid (in a container) is turned into vapour, in order to increase the concentration of solid matter in the mixture.
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(archaic) That which is evaporated; vapor.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
evaporation
Plural:
evaporations

Origin of evaporation

  • From Old French évaporation, from Latin evaporatio

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