• WordNet 3.6
    • adj evaporative relating to or causing or being caused by evaporation "an evaporative cooler"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate
    • a Evaporative Pertaining to, or producing, evaporation; as, the evaporative process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates.
    • evaporative Causing evaporation; pertaining to evaporation: as, an evaporative process.
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  • John Keats
    “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.”
  • Jack Canfield
    Jack Canfield
    “Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
  • Franz Kafka
    “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.”
  • Sallust
    “Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evaporatius,: cf. F. évaporatif,


In literature:

Scanty wells in hot climates should be brushed over, when not in actual use, to check their evaporation.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
This means that they cool off through the evaporation of the perspiration.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
There are three Babcock & Wilcox steam boilers of 160 horse power each, and each capable of evaporating 5,000 lb.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
In the more recently started works, the evaporation is entirely carried on in vacuum.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Evaporate to dryness, and dissolve the residue in water.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
They thought of evaporating the water and sending it up as steam.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
Evaporation prevents the overheating of the crown.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
Lay over the seed-pans sheets of glass to prevent evaporation, and let the sun shine full upon them.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The King of the Golden River had evaporated.
"Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
The soap not allowing the perfume to evaporate very fast, we cannot be surfeited with the smell of the otto.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse

In poetry:

And seen my strangeness evaporate,
Blue dew from dangerous skin.
Will they hate me,
These women who only scurry,
Whose news is the open cherry, the open clover?
"Stings" by Sylvia Plath
She will never close her eyes
And she does not let me sleep
And her dreams in the bright day
Make the suns evaporate
And me laugh cry and laugh
Speak when I have nothing to say
"Lady Love" by Paul Eluard
Beautifu sun that rises, his work not forgotten,
And completes it, most beautifully in summer, when a day
Evaporates on the coast, and effortlessly mirrored the sails
Pass through your sight, till you tire and cut short the last.
"To The Sun" by Ingeborg Bachmann

In news:

The evaporation system is a three-effect backward-feed design using long-tube vertical evaporators .
Came across an odd pattern of evaporative coil failures.
Fraternalism that once flourished in this nation is evaporating as quickly as cellphones and iPods establish a new order.
Indirect -Evaporative-Cooling Saves the Day at Publishing Plant.
As befits a throwback to the righteous-kill, Reagan-era action movie, The Expendables 2 begins with most of the male population of a Third-World nation being evaporated into red dew by superior firepower.
The failing economy, tightening credit and evaporating new-car sales counter-punched the auto industry late in 2008, leaving Chrysler and General Motors on the ropes and in need of immediate financial CPR.
WASHINGTON — Republican gains among Hispanic voters evaporated in Tuesday's election, and some party leaders are blaming harsh rhetoric on immigration for the reversal.
However, even the best lubricants will eventually evaporate, wear off, or break down over time (even the so called "dry" lubricants ).
An increase in ocean salinity suggests an increase in the net evaporation of the water.
After Brees' 5 INTs and no TDs, Saints' playoff hopes evaporate in loss.
Birmingham does not have a Speaker´s Corner to let off steam, but I was still faintly aware of some vapor evaporating in the Mountain Brook Starbucks over a couple of recent US Supreme Court decisions.
President Obama's Support Is Evaporating.
The Sure Fit kit includes a new heater/evaporator combo unit, and everything else needed to complete the installation.
In the summer, try wearing open-toed shoes and sandals to allow the sweat to evaporate more easily.
AirSept's Line Terminator creates an effective, permanent block on the line servicing the rear A/C evaporator.

In science:

Thermal conduction has a twofold effect favoring thermal Xray emission from the shocked wind gas: it lowers the temperature gradient across the bubble/nebula interface and heats the cool nebular matter, forcing it to ‘evaporate’ inwards.
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
Again, the route to formation is another important aspect of assembly; there is no possibility of an internal sphere upon collapse in this evaporation-driven system that starts from spherically packed particles bound to a continuous and smooth (2D) surface, i.e. the droplet interface.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The CsI photocathode was evaporated to the window by Hamamatsu Photonics and the effective area is 34mmφ.
Development of a large area gas photomultiplier with GEM/$\mu$PIC
In order to apply high voltage (-HV) to the photocathode an Al electrode was also evaporated at the edge of the MgF2 window.
Development of a large area gas photomultiplier with GEM/$\mu$PIC
In order to increase the quantum efficiency, a reflective type CsI photocathode (200nm-thick CsI evaporated to one side of the GEM) is being developed and tested now.
Development of a large area gas photomultiplier with GEM/$\mu$PIC