Breathalyser

Breathalyzer

/ (ˈbrɛθəˌlaɪzə) /

noun

trademark a device for estimating the amount of alcohol in the breath: used in testing people suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol

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Word Origin for Breathalyser

C20: breath + (an) alyser
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