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[hyoo-mid-uh-stat or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪd əˌstæt or, often, yu-/
an instrument for measuring and controlling humidity.
Also called hygrostat [hahy-gruh-stat] /ˈhaɪ grəˌstæt/ (Show IPA), hygrostat.
Origin of humidistat
1905-10; humid + -i- + -stat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for humidistat
  • Some humidifiers contain a built-in humidistat which may be adjusted to the proper moisture level.
  • Your humidistat is set too high if excessive moisture collects on windows and other cold surfaces.
  • Some models have the fan speed controlled by a humidistat.
  • The specification also requires inclusion of an adjustable humidistat.
  • It involves locating a thermostat, a humidistat, and a recorder in the operating room.
  • Consider installing exhaust fans with humidistat controls.
  • Unless functioning as a component of a whole house ventilation system, bathroom exhaust fans must be controlled by a humidistat.
  • Operate humidistat through its throttling range to verify operation.
  • Record how the museum's thermostat and humidistat are set.
  • Adding a programmable timer or humidistat control will help maintain ventilation without excessive energy use.
British Dictionary definitions for humidistat


a device for maintaining constant humidity Also called hygrostat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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humidistat in Science
See hygrostat.
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