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[ih-vap-uh-rey-ter] /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tər/
a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup.
the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and changes from a liquid to a gas.
Origin of evaporator
First recorded in 1820-30; evaporate + -or2
Related forms
preevaporator, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The concentration of the liquid is done in vacuum, or in an evaporator.

    Leather K. J. Adcock
  • It is noteworthy that superheated steam is not desirable for working an evaporator.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • The lye should never be fed into the evaporator in the acid condition.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • When it first enters the evaporator the lye is about 11°-12° B.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • I expect to put in an evaporator and use natural gas for fuel, and think it will pay.

    The Apple Various
  • He became eloquent, describing his tribulations working an evaporator on a vacuum.

    An Ocean Tramp William McFee
  • He drew some water from the pipes of the evaporator, put in the soap, and carried it to the work room.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • The evaporator consists of a separate system of six copper tubes, each twelve feet long and three inches in diameter.

  • After standing a few hours the settled liquor is run off direct to the evaporator.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • He saw them draw the golden syrup from one end of the evaporator and fill shining tin cans with it.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess

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