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wet-bulb thermometer

[wet-buhlb] /ˈwɛtˌbʌlb/
noun
1.
a thermometer having a bulb that is kept moistened when humidity determinations are being made with a psychrometer.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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wet-bulb thermometer

noun
1.
a thermometer the bulb of which is covered by a moist muslin bag, used together with a dry-bulb thermometer to measure humidity
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