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Definition of "volatilization" []

  • The conversion of a solid or liquid into a gas; vaporization; evaporation or sublimation (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "volatilization" in a sentence
  • "One possible direct impact of climate change on cancer may be through increases in exposure to toxic chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer following heavy rainfall and by increased volatilization of chemicals under conditions of increased temperature."
  • "“The limitations on organic detection in Mars-like soils by thermal volatilization–gas chromatography–MS and their implications for the Viking results.”"
  • "As climate warming causes melting, the ice releases contaminants, either by volatilization or by release of particulate - associated contaminants into surface water, where further transport or entry into the food chain occurs."