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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (used of substances) capable of being volatilized.

Usage examples (8)
  • The evaporable parts were called, in alchemy, spirit and soul and accident.
  • Charcoal, as you may recollect, is obtained from wood, by the separation of all its evaporable parts.
  • Heat being applied to the body of the retort, the evaporable part of the wood will escape through its neck, into which no air can penetrate as long as the heated vapour...
  • In an article in Aus der Natur, vol. 57, p. 443, it is stated that the rain on the Isthmus of Suez has increased since the opening of the canal, and has enlarged the... for more
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