Meaning of CAVITATION in English


/kav'i tay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the rapid formation and collapse of vapor pockets in a flowing liquid in regions of very low pressure, a frequent cause of structural damage to propellers, pumps, etc.

2. such a pocket formed in a flowing liquid.

[ 1890-95; CAVIT(Y) + -ATION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .