saturator

[sach-uh-rey-ter]
noun
2.
Chemistry. a device for saturating an inert gas with the vapor of a volatile liquid by slowly bubbling the gas through it.

Origin:
1880–85; saturate + -or2

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saturate
 
vb
1.  to fill, soak, or imbue totally
2.  to make (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc) saturated or (of a compound, vapour, etc) to become saturated
3.  (tr) military to bomb or shell heavily
 
adj
4.  a less common word for saturated
 
[C16: from Latin saturāre, from satur sated, from satis enough]
 
satu'rater
 
n
 
satu'rator
 
n

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Saturator means the equipment in which asphalt is applied to felt to make asphalt roofing products.
Gasoline vapors from marine loading operations are drawn through a flame arrester and a saturator.
Keep the coater and saturator temperatures as low as manufacturing specifications and variables will tolerate.
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