From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vaporization \Vap`o*ri*za"tion\
   (v[a^]p`[-o]*r[imac]*z[.a]"sh[u^]n or
   v[=a]`p[~e]r*[imac]*z[.a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. vaporisation.]
   The act or process of vaporizing, or the state of being
   converted into vapor; the artificial formation of vapor;
   specifically, the conversion of water into steam, as in a
   steam boiler.
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