Meaning of CAVITATION in English


ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈtāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: cavity + -ation


a. : the formation of partial vacuums in a liquid especially as a result of the passage through it of a swiftly moving solid body (as a propeller blade) or of high-frequency sound waves

b. : the pitting and wearing away of solid surfaces (as metal or concrete) as a result of the collapse of these vacuums

2. : the formation of one or more cavities in an organ or tissue (as in the brain, lung, spinal cord, or teeth) especially as a result of disease

3. : a cavity formed by cavitation

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