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e·vap·o·ra·tion

evaporation

 
pronunciation:
ih vae pr eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the process of evaporating.
There was rain yesterday, but the sidewalks are dry now because of evaporation.
 
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The word evaporation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration).