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vaporization

[vey-per-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌveɪ pər əˈzeɪ ʃən/
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
1790-1800; vapor + -ization
Related forms
revaporization, noun
Can be confused
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  • 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.
Word Origin and History for vaporization
n.

1799, noun of action from vaporize. In same sense Middle English had vaporacioun (late 14c.).

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vaporization in Medicine

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 in Culture

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.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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