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[dee-mis-ter] /diˈmɪs tər/
Chiefly British, defroster (def 2).
a type of defroster for the side window of an automobile.
Origin of demister
1935-40; de- + mist + -er1 Unabridged
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  • The marble-bed plugging caused carryover of water and solids to the demister and reheater.
  • The internal pressure is determined primarily by pressure drop through the demister and vapor condenser.
  • It maybe possible, in some applications, to remove these droplets by attaching a demister to the dilution probe inlet.
  • The air flows through a demister and condenser where water is removed from the air stream.
  • The large pilot-scale scrubber facility consists of a simple spray tower with a pad-type demister.
  • The gas stream then flows through the liquid surface and a demister.
  • The stream is exhausted through a vacuum system and then through an oil demister to the atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for demister


a device incorporating a heater and/or blower used in a motor vehicle to free the windscreen of condensation
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