cavitation definition

  • noun:
    • The unexpected development and collapse of low-pressure bubbles in fluids by means of technical causes, like those resulting from rotation of a marine propeller.
    • The pitting of a good surface.
    • Medicine The formation of cavities in a body tissue or an organ, specially those created into the lung as a result of tuberculosis.
    • the forming of pits on a surface.
    • The formation, in a fluid, of vapor bubbles that quickly failure; especially in a rotating marine propeller or pump impeller.
    • the forming of cavities in an organ, particularly in lung muscle as a result of tuberculosis.
    • the forming of holes or cavities within an agitated fluid.

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