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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The rapid formation and collapse of vapor pockets in a flowing liquid in regions of very low pressure; Also: Such a pocket formed in a flowing liquid

Usage examples (34)
  • "At high speeds, something will happen called cavitation," he said.
  • This process, called cavitation, can destroy a pump or cause it to deteriorate rapidly.
  • It is convenient to include "cavitation" within this term.
  • The cavitation generator fired up, chugging loudly. for more
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