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Water cycle terms
the process by which water changes from liquid form to an atmospheric gas
the process by which water evaporates from a plant's leaves
the process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water
The falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
the movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces
The downward movement of water through soil and rock due to gravity.
surface run off
water flowing off the land into bodies of surface water (for example, lakes or rivers).
water found beneath Earth's surface in aquifers
the movement of water from soil into the roots of plants.
Water vapor condensing in the atmosphere around dust or ice particles