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Water vapour

Water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature.  Synonym: water vapor.

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... text-books of meteorology, are collections of partly condensed water vapour or of fine ice crystals. Clouds, mentioned in terms of the newspaper and the club, are dingy masses of nebulousness under which the dubious politician, company promoter, or other merchant of hot air is hidden from open attack and exposure. Clouds, to the flying officer on active service, are ...
— Cavalry of the Clouds • Alan Bott

... oxygen. You may now notice a certain meaning in the formula assigned to water, H{2}O: two volumes of hydrogen combined with one of oxygen; and it may be added that when such combination takes place, not three volumes of resulting water vapour (steam), but two volumes are produced. This combination of the two gases, when mixed together, is determined by heating to a high temperature, or by passing an electric spark; it then takes place with the consequent sudden condensation of three volumes of mixture to two of compound, ...
— The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing - Lectures Delivered Before the Hat Manufacturers' Association • Watson Smith

Words linked to "Water vapour" :   vapor, cloud, water vapor, spray, vapour

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