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water loss

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evapotranspiration ( def 2 ).
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evapotranspiration

[ih-vap-oh-tran-spuh-rey-shuhn]
noun Meteorology.
1.
the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants.
2.
Also called flyoff, water loss. the total volume transferred by this process.

Origin:
1945–50; evapo(ration) + transpiration

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evapotranspiration (ɪˌvæpəʊˌtrænspəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
the return of water vapour to the atmosphere by evaporation from land and water surfaces and by the transpiration of vegetation

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