[syn: dehydration, desiccation, drying up, evaporation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Evaporation \E*vap`o*ra"tion\, n. [L. evaporatio: cf. F.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the process of becoming a vapor [syn: vaporization,
vaporisation, vapor, vapour, evaporation]
2: the process of extracting moisture [syn: dehydration,
desiccation, drying up, evaporation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
122 Moby Thesaurus words for "evaporation":
ablation, aeration, aerification, air-drying, anhydration,
atomization, attenuation, blackout, blast-freezing, blocking,
bottling, brining, broadcast, broadcasting, canning, circumfusion,
consumption, corning, curing, decrease, decrement,
dehumidification, dehydration, dematerialization, departure,
depletion, depreciation, desiccation, diffraction, diffusion,
dilution, disappearance, disappearing, dispensation, dispersal,
dispersion, dissemination, dissipation, dissolution, dissolving,
distillation, distribution, divergence, drain, drainage,
dry-curing, drying, drying up, eclipse, elimination, embalming,
erasure, erosion, etherealization, etherification, evanescence,
exhalation, exhaustion, expansion, expenditure, extinction,
fadeaway, fadeout, fading, fluidization, fractionation,
fragmentation, freeze-drying, freezing, fumigation, fuming,
gasification, going, impoverishment, insolation, irradiation,
jerking, leakage, marination, melting, mummification, occultation,
passing, peppering, pickling, potting, propagation, publication,
quick-freezing, radiation, refrigeration, salting, scattering,
scatterment, seasoning, shotgun pattern, shrinkage, smoking,
sowing, spattering, splay, spread, spreading, sprinkling, steaming,
strewing, stuffing, sublimation, taxidermy, tinning, using,
using up, vanishing, vanishing point, vaporization, volatilization,
wastage, waste, wearing, wearing away, wipe, withering