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In meteorology it is said that in an air parcel cooled below dew point, condensation "releases heat". What does "releases" mean? to where? If the heat results in a rise of temperature, what gets hotter, and does it slow the very condensation which caused it?

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This may help you en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latent_heat_of_vaporization –  Bernhard Apr 14 '13 at 16:14
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