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hydrostat

[hahy-druh-stat] /ˈhaɪ drəˌstæt/
noun
1.
an electrical device for detecting the presence of water, as from overflow or leakage.
2.
any of various devices for preventing injury to a steam boiler when its water sinks below a certain level.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; hydro-1 + -stat
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrostat

hydrostat

/ˈhaɪdrəʊˌstæt/
noun
1.
a device that detects the presence of water as a prevention against drying out, overflow, etc, esp one used as a warning in a steam boiler
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