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immersion heater

a small electric coil used to heat a liquid, as a cup of water, in which it is immersed.
Also called immersion coil.
Origin of immersion heater
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for immersion heater
  • immersion heater furnaces provide a good alternative to reverberatory melters.
  • The outer cover of the immersion heater can crack and expose the heating element to water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
  • The large-capacity lubricant cup is heated using an immersion heater.
  • The test lubricant can be heated electrically with an immersion heater.
  • The bath was heated using an immersion heater and stirred to maintain temperature uniformity.
British Dictionary definitions for immersion heater

immersion heater

an electrical device, usually thermostatically controlled, for heating the liquid in which it is immersed, esp as a fixture in a domestic hot-water tank
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