|1.||Compare boil to change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a vapour|
|2.||to lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization, leaving a more concentrated residue|
|3.||to disappear or cause to disappear; fade away or cause to fade away: all her doubts evaporated|
|4.||(tr) to deposit (a film, metal, etc) by vaporization of a liquid or solid and the subsequent condensation of its vapour|
|[C16: from Late Latin ēvapōrāre, from Latin vapor steam; see |
evaporation e·vap·o·ra·tion (ĭ-vāp'ə-rā'shən)
A change from liquid to vapor form.
Loss of volume of a liquid by conversion into vapor. Also called volatilization.
|evaporation (ĭ-vāp'ə-rā'shən) Pronunciation Key
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.