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injector

[in-jek-ter] /ɪnˈdʒɛk tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that injects.
2.
Machinery.
  1. a device for injecting feedwater into a boiler against high pressure by means of a jet of steam.
  2. Also called fuel injector. a mechanism consisting of a pump, valves, and nozzles for spraying fuel into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; inject + -or2
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  • The first plasma injector began operating a year ago.
  • Then diesel fuel from another tank is injected directly into the chamber using a low-pressure fuel injector.
  • He had actually been running the electron injector at that kilovoltage for the past eight hours.
  • injector lines using this material exhibit a significantly higher failure rate.
British Dictionary definitions for injector

injector

/ɪnˈdʒɛktə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that injects
2.
a device for spraying fuel into the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine
3.
Also inspirator. a device for forcing water into a steam boiler
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