evaporator

[ih-vap-uh-rey-ter]
noun
1.
a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup.
2.
the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and changes from a liquid to a gas.

Origin:
1820–30; evaporate + -or2

preevaporator, noun
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evaporate (ɪˈvæpəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  Compare boil to change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a vapour
2.  to lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization, leaving a more concentrated residue
3.  to disappear or cause to disappear; fade away or cause to fade away: all her doubts evaporated
4.  (tr) to deposit (a film, metal, etc) by vaporization of a liquid or solid and the subsequent condensation of its vapour
 
[C16: from Late Latin ēvapōrāre, from Latin vapor steam; see vapour]
 
e'vaporable
 
adj
 
evapora'bility
 
n
 
evapo'ration
 
n
 
e'vaporative
 
adj
 
e'vaporator
 
n

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Example sentences
The high temperature of an evaporator accelerates the normally slow reaction.
The evaporator's fan faces indoors, while the condenser's fan faces outdoors.
The evaporator or mister should be vented to the outdoor air, not indoors.
Of particular interest was the orientation of the compensation chamber with
  respect to the evaporator.
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