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[stur-er] /ˈstɜr ər/
a person or thing that stirs.
an implement or device for stirring something.
Origin of stirrer
1350-1400; Middle English; see stir1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for stirrer
  • He stands in the middle of the stage, arms folded, a coffee stirrer clenched in his teeth.
  • Jammed into a corporate culture, however, the stirrer lost its sting.
  • The function of a stirrer is to agitate liquids for speeding up reactions or improving mixtures.
  • The yield can be adjusted simply by altering the stirrer speed in order to test a variable which might improve the froth yield.
  • Some insight regarding the extent to which uniform mixing is achieved when using a magnetic stirrer is also provided.
  • It is reliquefied to the consistency of house paint by vigorous shaking by hand or a power stirrer.
  • Heat on a hot plate while agitating with a magnetic stirrer to create the solution quickly.
  • Mixing may be done using a low speed high torque drill fitted with a helical stirrer or with an automated system.
  • Now attach one more stirrer with two joiners to make the parallelogram into two triangles.
British Dictionary definitions for stirrer


a person or thing that stirs
(informal) a person who deliberately causes trouble
(Austral & NZ, informal) a political activist or agitator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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