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English translation: water catchment

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14:17 Jul 20, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: captaçao
In connection with cooling towers - captaçao seems to refer to the drawing off of water
lexical
English translation:water catchment
Explanation:
Recorrendo ainda à m/experiência em estações de bombagem: captação de água é water catchment.
De resto, in Collins English Dic:
catchment (1)- the act of catching or collecting water; (2)a structure in which water is collected.
Talvez o ajude.
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Gabriela Frazao
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Summary of answers provided
nawater catchment
Gabriela Frazao
nacollection of wter/ vapoursTelesforo Fernandez
nauptake or trappalomo


  

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47 mins
uptake or trap


Explanation:
"Captação" (at least in physiological chemistry) is almost always translated as "uptake" (in fact that's what it's going on when there is any "captação d'agua").

However, if there is "captação" in order to prevent water vapor from leaving, a similar devise in restaurant for oil/grease vapors is called a "fat trap." Maybe you could use a similar concept (i.e., "water trap").

Hope this helps you.

El Raudo Palomo

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collection of wter/ vapours


Explanation:
one can use : collection OR trapping of water or vapours. Trapping is generally a technical usage.

Telesforo Fernandez
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water catchment


Explanation:
Recorrendo ainda à m/experiência em estações de bombagem: captação de água é water catchment.
De resto, in Collins English Dic:
catchment (1)- the act of catching or collecting water; (2)a structure in which water is collected.
Talvez o ajude.


Gabriela Frazao
Portugal
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