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mixing valve

a valve receiving water from both a hot-water and a cold-water line and controlling the relative amount of water admitted from each.
Origin of mixing valve
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The gases are sent through a mixing valve to the burning tip.

  • "Then here goes for a fast ride," declared Jack, reaching for the handle controlling the mixing valve of the carburetor.

    Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal

    G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Tom ignored him, and making a guess adjustment of the mixing valve, opened the gas and threw the wheel over.

    Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Seaton slowly turned the mixing valve, a little with each advance of his lever, until pure oxygen flowed through the pipes.

    The Skylark of Space

    Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby

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