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[hyoo-mid-uh-fahy-er or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪd əˌfaɪ ər or, often, yu-/
a device for increasing the amount of water vapor in the air of a room or building, consisting of a container for water and a vaporizer.
any device for regulating the amount of water vapor in a specific container or area.
Origin of humidifier
1880-85; humidify + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for humidifier
  • Other things you can do to help the flaky skin--run a humidifier, especially in the winter, while you sleep.
  • Collect the water that runs while you're waiting for it to heat up and use it to water plants or put in a humidifier.
  • Humidify the air with a cool mist humidifier or spend time in a steamy shower.
  • If your house is too dry, you should look into using a humidifier to add moisture.
  • Empty the humidifier tank and let it dry before packing.
  • Follow the directions that come with the humidifier.
  • Increase the humidity in the air with a vaporizer or humidifier.
  • To loosen phlegm, patients should drink plenty of fluids and use a humidifier or steamer.
  • Or group your ferns and other delicate-leaved plants around a room humidifier.
  • For added comfort, he keeps a humidifier running in the corner.
British Dictionary definitions for humidifier


a device for increasing or controlling the water vapour in a room, building, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for humidifier

1884, agent noun from humidify.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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