Part of speech: noun

The act or process of evaporating.

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Usage examples "evaporation":

  1. Very bushy or shady trees alongside such roads prevent the evaporation of water. - "The Future of Road-making in America", Archer Butler Hulbert.
  2. How may soil be treated so as to lessen evaporation of water? - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
  3. Nor can the temperature of saturated steam be increased except when accompanied by a corresponding increase in pressure, any added heat being expended in the evaporation into steam of a portion of the water with which it is in contact. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..