E*vap`o*ra"tion (?), n. [L. evaporatio: cf. F. 'evaporation.]

1.

The process by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor; as, the evaporation of water, of ether, of camphor.

2.

The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it in a state of greater consistence.

3.

That which is evaporated; vapor.

4. Steam Engine

See Vaporization.

 

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