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-The process of a solid ([[ice]]) changing directly into a gas ('''[[water vapor]]'''), or water vapor changing directly into ice, at the same temperature, without ever going through the liquid state ([[water]]). The opposite of '''[[crystallization]]'''.+The process of a '''[[solid]]''' ('''[[ice]]''') changing directly into a '''[[gas]]''' ('''[[water vapor]]'''), or water vapor changing directly into '''[[ice]]''', at the same '''[[temperature]]''', without ever going through the '''[[liquid]]''' state ([[water]]). The opposite of '''[[crystallization]]'''.
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The process of a solid (ice) changing directly into a gas (water vapor), or water vapor changing directly into ice, at the same temperature, without ever going through the liquid state (water). The opposite of crystallization.


Also see


Reference:

  • 1. U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey[1]
  • 2. Wikipedia Sublimation (chemistry) [2]

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