Meaning of supercavitation in English:

supercavitation

Pronunciation /ˌsuːpəˌkavɪˈteɪʃn/ /ˌs(j)uːpəˌkavɪˈteɪʃn/

noun

Engineering
  • Enhanced cavitation in which large continuous cavities are formed behind an object moving rapidly through a liquid.

    Supercavitation acts to reduce the drag on a moving object. Devices such as propellers and high-speed torpedoes can be designed to exploit this.

Origin

1940s. From super- + cavitation, after supercavitating.