What does evaporation mean?

Definitions for evaporation

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word evaporation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaporization, vaporisation, vapor, vapour, evaporation(noun)

    the process of becoming a vapor

  2. dehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporation(noun)

    the process of extracting moisture


  1. evaporation(Noun)

    The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state.

  2. evaporation(Noun)

    The process in which all or a portion of liquid (in a container) is turned into vapour, in order to increase the concentration of solid matter in the mixture.

  3. evaporation(Noun)

    That which is evaporated; vapour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evaporation(noun)

    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. Evaporation(noun)

    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. Evaporation(noun)

    that which is evaporated; vapor

  4. Evaporation(noun)

    see Vaporization

  5. Origin: [L. evaporatio: cf. F. vaporation.]


  1. Evaporation

    Evaporation is a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase that is not saturated with the evaporating substance. The other type of vaporization is boiling, which, instead, occurs within the entire mass of the liquid and can also take place when the vapor phase is saturated, such as when steam is produced in a boiler. Evaporation that occurs from directly from the solid phase, as commonly observed with ice or moth crystals, is called sublimation. On average, a fraction of the molecules in a glass of water have enough heat energy to escape from the liquid. Water molecules from the air enter the water in the glass, but as long as the relative humidity of the air in contact is less than 100%, the net transfer of water molecules will be to the air. The water in the glass will be cooled by the evaporation until an equilibrium is reached where the air supplies the amount of heat removed by the evaporating water. In an enclosed environment the water would evaporate until is saturates the air. With sufficient temperature, the liquid would turn into vapor quickly. When the molecules collide, they transfer energy to each other in varying degrees, based on how they collide. Sometimes the transfer is so one-sided for a molecule near the surface that it ends up with enough energy to 'escape'.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evaporation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evaporation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luca Gamberini:

    We have natural evaporation inside the biosphere. We have the natural creation of fresh water – the water evaporates, condenses, and naturally rains on the plants.

  2. Joe Saluzzi:

    What that is called is evaporation of liquidity, liquidity that was never there in the first place and it’s a typical maneuver that goes on in the fragmented stock market we have now.

  3. Rowan Sutton:

    There have been temperature rises leading to increases in heat waves around the world, and related rises in evaporation from the soil that increases the risk of drought even where rainfall amounts haven't changed.

  4. Joe Saluzzi:

    Maybe it was the Morgan Stanley news that kind of stimulated the event, but certainly not enough to move a stock $35 billion, what that is called is evaporation of liquidity, liquidity that was never there in the first place and it’s a typical maneuver that goes on in the fragmented stock market we have now.

  5. Anne Chapas:

    Waxes and other types of sealants repair the lips by sealing in moisture and helps prevent evaporation of water from our lips, you want to use your lip balm regularly, a couple times a day, and look for ones that have SPF 30. Remember, sun damage occurs on the lips as well as the rest of our body- all year round.

Images & Illustrations of evaporation

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Translations for evaporation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изпарение, изпаряванеBulgarian
  • fordampning, inddampningDanish
  • εξάτμιση, εξαέρωσηGreek
  • evaporaciónSpanish
  • haihtuminen, höyry, haihdutus, haihduttaminen, haihduntaFinnish
  • évaporationFrench
  • vaporizzazioneItalian
  • испарувањеMacedonian
  • verdampingDutch
  • parowanie, odparowaniePolish
  • парообразование, выпаривание, испарениеRussian
  • avullim, avullAlbanian

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