Nouns denoting natural proesses

carbonation
saturation with carbon dioxide (as soda water)
 
priority processing
data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities
 
rain-wash
the washing away of soil or other loose material by rain
 
tumefaction
the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it
 
hematolysis
lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
 
infection
(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
 
Haber-Bosch process
an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the presence of an iron catalyst
 
cooling
the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
 
infusion
the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)
 
abscission
shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
 
peptization
the process of converting to a sol; bringing to a colloidal solution
 
internal combustion
the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
 
inflationary spiral
an episode of inflation in which prices and wages increase at an increasing rate and currency rapidly loses value
 
demineralization
the removal of minerals and mineral salts from a liquid (especially from water)
 
nitrogen fixation
the assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen by soil bacteria and its release for plant use on the death of the bacteria
 
nondevelopment
failure of normal development to occur
 
transduction
the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form
 
lymphopoiesis
the formation of lymphocytes in the bone marrow and lymph nodes and thymus and spleen
 
lysis
(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
 
conversion
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
 
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