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Evaporative cooling


a system or process in which the heat is removed from an object by the evaporation of a liquid coolant; also, the process in which outside air is pre-cooled before passing through a space


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    [ih-vap-uh-rey-ter] /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tər/ noun 1. a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup. 2. the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and changes from a liquid to a gas.

  • Evaporimeter

    [ih-vap-uh-rim-i-ter] /ɪˌvæp əˈrɪm ɪ tər/ noun 1. . /ɪˌvæpəˈrɪmɪtə/ noun 1. another name for atmometer evaporimeter (ĭ-vāp’ə-rĭm’ĭ-tər) See atmometer.

  • Evaporite

    [ih-vap-uh-rahyt] /ɪˈvæp əˌraɪt/ noun, Geology. 1. any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater. /ɪˈvæpəˌraɪt/ noun 1. any sedimentary rock, such as rock salt, gypsum, or anhydrite, formed by evaporation of former seas or salt-water lakes evaporite (ĭ-vāp’ə-rīt’) A sedimentary rock that consists of one or more minerals formed […]

  • Evapotranspiration

    [ih-vap-oh-tran-spuh-rey-shuh n] /ɪˌvæp oʊˌtræn spəˈreɪ ʃən/ noun, Meteorology. 1. the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by of water and from plants. 2. Also called flyoff, water loss. the total volume transferred by this process. /ɪˌvæpəʊˌtrænspəˈreɪʃən/ noun 1. the return of water vapour to the atmosphere by evaporation from land and […]

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