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recuperator

[ri-koo-puh-rey-ter, -kyoo-] /rɪˈku pəˌreɪ tər, -ˈkyu-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that recuperates.
2.
(in a recuperative furnace) a system of thin-walled ducts through which incoming air and exhausted gases pass separately so that the air is heated by the gases.
Origin of recuperator
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin recuperātor regainer, equivalent to recuperā(re) to recover (see recuperate) + -tor -tor
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recuperator

/rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪtə; -ˈkjuː-/
noun
1.
a person that recuperates
2.
a device employing springs or pneumatic power to return a gun to the firing position after the recoil
3.
(chemical engineering) a system of flues that transfers heat from the hot gases leaving a furnace to the incoming air
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