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evaporator

[ih-vap-uh-rey-ter] /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tər/
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 of evaporator
1820-1830
1820-30; evaporate + -or2
Related forms
preevaporator, noun
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