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[ri-fawr-mer] /rɪˈfɔr mər/
a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society.
(initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation.
Origin of reformer
1520-30; reform + -er1
Related forms
antireformer, noun
counterreformer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was a reformer of charity methods, as of bad political methods in his own fold.
  • Therefore, this project will develop a multi-mode reformer to maximize both operational flexibility and overall system efficiency.
  • The incoming boiler feed water is also preheated by the reformer process gas.
  • Under this scenario, the reformer is operated when hydrogen is needed for the fuel cell and/or vehicle refueling.
  • Each reformer was followed by a hydrogen separation module.
  • The synthesis gas from the reformer is purified in order to meet the requirements of the downstream process.
Word Origin and History for reformer

1540s, agent noun from reform (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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