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cavitate (verb), cavitates; cavitated; cavitating
1. To form bubbles or cavities in a substance.
2. The sudden formation and collapse of low-pressure bubbles in liquids by means of mechanical forces; such as, those resulting from rotation of a marine propeller.
3. The formation of cavities in a body tissue or an organ; especially, those formed in the lung as a result of tuberculosis.
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