Nouns denoting natural proesses

reducing
loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
 
radiation
the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
 
overheating
excessive heating
 
decay
the process of gradually becoming inferior
 
autoregulation
(physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organism
 
apomixis
any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
 
natural process
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
 
wastage
the process of wasting
 
remote-access data processing
data processing in which some of the functions are performed in different places and connected by transmission facilities
 
autoradiography
producing a radiograph by means of the radiation emitted from the specimen being photographed
 
spontaneous combustion
ignition of a substance (as oily rags) resulting from an internal oxidation process
 
drift
the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
 
symphysis
a growing together of parts or structures
 
reaction formation
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them
 
digestion
the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
 
transpiration
the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
 
concretion
the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
 
backup
an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
 
vegetation
the process of growth in plants
 
catabiosis
normal aging of cells
 
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