cavitation

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cavitation (plural cavitations)

  1. The formation of pits on a surface.
  2. (sciences) The formation, in a fluid, of vapor bubbles that rapidly collapse; especially in a rotating marine propeller or pump impeller.
  3. (biology) The formation of cavities in an organ, especially in lung tissue as a result of tuberculosis.

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cavitation f (plural cavitations)

  1. (sciences) The formation of gas bubbles in a fluid in a vacuum.