Nouns denoting natural proesses

cellular division
the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
 
neutralisation
a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
 
inflow
the process of flowing in
 
attack
the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
 
constructive metabolism
the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
 
nitrogen fixation
the assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen by soil bacteria and its release for plant use on the death of the bacteria
 
convection
(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
 
powder technique
a process for identifying minerals or crystals; a small rod is coated with a powdered form of the substance and subjected to suitably modified X-rays; the pattern of diffracted rings is used for identification
 
curing
the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
 
anthropogenesis
the evolution or genesis of the human race
 
chelation
(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
 
galactosis
the secretion of milk
 
congelation
the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
 
sink
(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
 
machine operation
an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
 
freezing
the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
 
maturement
coming to full development; becoming mature
 
wash
the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
 
digestion
the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
 
transpiration
the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
 
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