Nouns denoting natural proesses

photosynthesis
synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
 
flowage
gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)
 
synthesis
the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)
 
metamorphism
change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances
 
Saale glaciation
the next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe and the deposits laid down at that time
 
digestion
the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body
 
glycogenesis
the formation in animals of glycogen from glucose
 
cyanide process
an industrial process for extracting gold and silver by treating ore with a sodium cyanide solution
 
agglutinating activity
the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
 
pachytene
the third stage of the prophase of meiosis
 
ionization
the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas
 
extraction
the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
 
alternative birth
a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
 
Westernization
assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization
 
anastalsis
muscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
 
metaphase
the second stage of meiosis
 
deflationary spiral
an episode of deflation in which prices and wages decrease at an increasing rate and currency gains in value
 
expectoration
the process of coughing up and spitting out
 
nuclear fusion
a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
 
decentralization
the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts
 
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