vaporization

[vey-per-uh-zey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of vaporizing.
2.
the state of being vaporized.
3.
the rapid change of water into steam, especially in a boiler.
4.
Medicine/Medical. a vapor therapy.

Origin:
1790–1800; vapor + -ization

revaporization, noun

evanescence, evaporation, liquefaction, melting, thawing, transpiration, vaporization.
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vaporize or vaporise (ˈveɪpəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to change or cause to change into vapour or into the gaseous state
2.  to evaporate or disappear or cause to evaporate or disappear, esp suddenly
3.  to destroy or be destroyed by being turned into a gas as a result of extreme heat (for example, generated by a nuclear explosion)
 
vaporise or vaporise
 
vb
 
'vaporizable or vaporise
 
adj
 
'vaporisable or vaporise
 
adj
 
vapori'zation or vaporise
 
n
 
vapori'sation or vaporise
 
n

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vaporization va·por·i·za·tion (vā'pə-rĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The conversion of a solid or liquid into a vapor.

  2. Therapeutic application of a vapor.

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vaporization definition


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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Example sentences
Any thermoelectrical plant is inherently inefficient due to the high heat of vaporization of water.
In this study, vaporization of marijuana was found to be a safe mode of delivery.
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