vaporization


vaporization

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.
n.

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

n.

  1. The conversion of a solid or liquid into a vapor.
  2. Therapeutic application of a vapor.

In physics and chemistry, the conversion of a solid or a liquid into a gas. (See boiling point, phases of matter, and sublimation.)

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