HyperDic: physical_change

English > 1 sense of the expression physical change:
NOUNprocessphysical change, phase change, phase transition, state changea change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
English > physical change: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningA change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition.
Synonymsphase change, phase transition, state change
Narrowerfreeze, freezingThe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid
liquefactionThe conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid / liquid
thaw, melt, thawing, meltingThe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid
vaporization, vaporisation, vapor, vapour, evaporationThe process of becoming a vapor
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishcambio de estado
Catalancanvi d'estat, canvi físic

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