Definition of evaporative in English:


Line breaks: evap¦ora|tive
Pronunciation: /ɪˈvap(ə)rətɪv


  • Relating to or involving evaporation: evaporative water loss
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    • Coconut oil has high flash point, viscosity index, lubricity, evaporative loss and oxidative and thermal stability.
    • In the early 19th century, other methods of cooling were explored, and several evaporative refrigerators were patented, although it was another half-century before they made an impact on the food industry.
    • Calculations of evaporative flux density and conductances were the same as those under quasi-steady-state conditions.


late Middle English: from late Latin evaporativus, from evaporare 'change into vapour' (see evaporate).

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