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To cause or undergo evaporation.
Synonym(s): volatilize
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To cause or undergo evaporation.
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(i-vap″ŏ-rā′shŏn) [L. evaporare, to disperse in steam]
1. Change from liquid to vapor.
2. Loss in volume due to conversion of a liquid into a vapor.
evaporate (i-vap′ŏ-rāt″) evaporative (i-vap′ŏ-rāt″iv)
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These intermolecular forces, known as van der Waals forces, can negate the tendency of those molecules to evaporate, even at elevated temperatures.
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Their concept is inspired by plants, which use tiny pore openings--stomata--to evaporate water, generating a capillary force for cooling the leaf surface and distributing nutrients.
Since the cooling takes place as the water evaporates from the sand, the drier the air flow, the more efficient the cooling.
Labour will just have to sit it out and hope public support will evaporate.
(The level will not be announced until mid-1999.) In any event, the costs will be borne mainly by smaller communities: Gas evaporates more slowly from wells than from rivers or reservoirs, and the high fixed cost of filtration makes water treatment an expensive process for utilities that serve a small number of customers.
Cook uncovered, stirring often, until liquid evaporates and vegetables begin to brown.
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* some of the Mg in the molten iron evaporates and forms a partial pressure with the N atmosphere above the melt.