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.

1910–15 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
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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Example sentences
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.
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