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[vey-puh-rahy-zer] /ˈveɪ pəˌraɪ zər/
a person or thing that vaporizes.
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
1840-50; vaporize + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for vaporizer
  • Natural marijuana, especially when inhaled through a vaporizer, is more effective and safer than its component chemical compounds.
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  • The reality is that the e-cigarette was inspired by the vaporizer which was invented by and for potheads.
  • Humidifying the air with a vaporizer or drinking fluids can offer some relief.
  • Increase the humidity in the air with a vaporizer or humidifier.
  • Anesthetic vaporizer is a device designed to facilitate the change of an anesthetic from a liquid to a vapor.
  • The user's choice of liquor is poured into the vaporizer.
  • Here, the simplicity of a conventional vaporizer may be preferred.
  • Vaporizing liquid oxygen produces frost on the vaporizer fins and often creates local fog.
  • Use a cool mist vaporizer or saline nasal spray to relieve congestion.
British Dictionary definitions for vaporizer


a substance that vaporizes or a device that causes vaporization
(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)
A device used to vaporize medicine for inhaling.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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