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[ih-kon-uh-mahy-zer] /ɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪ zər/
a person who economizes.
(in a boiler) a device for warming feed water with gases entering the chimney or stack.
Origin of economizer
1830-40; economize + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for economizer
  • To maximize the savings from economizer system, proper blending and sensing of the air streams must occur.
  • The system shall include a water economizer in lieu of air economizer.
  • Complete one checklist for each economizer installed.
  • The custom unit or custom economizer would be more likely to have problems occur with the economizer controls and operation.
  • To aid in energy efficiency during the spring and fall seasons, an economizer cycle is utilized.
  • The economizer cycle provides free cooling by using outside air to cool the inside of the building.
  • Connections to boilers and economizers must comply with the written recommendations of the boiler and economizer manufacturers.
British Dictionary definitions for economizer


a device that uses the waste heat from a boiler flue to preheat the feed water
a person or thing that economizes
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