Definition of cavitation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkavəˈtāSHən/


1The formation of an empty space within a solid object or body.
Example sentences
  • One would expect elevated tritium levels only when deuterons are present and when sound waves produce cavitation, and that's what the Oak Ridge-RPI-RAS group found.
  • The role of branch junctions as a feature which enhances segmentation could also depend on the vulnerability to cavitation within the junction, but the present authors are unaware of any studies that have investigated this directly.
  • As a result of cavitation and embolism formation, stem hydraulic conductivity is reduced, which may be critical for a plant under drought stress.
1.1The formation of bubbles in a liquid, typically by the movement of a propeller through it.
Example sentences
  • The formation of such a bubble is called cavitation.
  • In liquid, these high-frequency waves cause the formation of microscopic bubbles, or cavitation.
  • Cavitation manifests itself in at least two modes; stable cavitation (slow, periodic oscillations of gas bubbles) and transient cavitation.

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Syllabification: cav·i·ta·tion

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