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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. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]