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cav•i•ta•tion



Pronunciation: (kav"i-tā'shun), [key]
n.
1. the rapid formation and collapse of vapor pockets in a flowing liquid in regions of very low pressure, a frequent cause of structural damage to propellers, pumps, etc.
2. such a pocket formed in a flowing liquid.

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