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vaporizer

[vey-puh-rahy-zer] /ˈveɪ pəˌraɪ zər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that vaporizes.
2.
a device for turning liquid into vapor, as an atomizer, especially one that converts a medicinal substance into a vapor that is inhaled for respiratory relief.
Origin of vaporizer
1840-1850
1840-50; vaporize + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for vaporizer

vaporizer

/ˈveɪpəˌraɪzə/
noun
1.
a substance that vaporizes or a device that causes vaporization
2.
(med) a device that produces steam or atomizes medication for inhalation
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vaporizer in Medicine

vaporizer va·por·iz·er (vā'pə-rī'zər)
n.
A device used to vaporize medicine for inhaling.

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