Breathalyzer

[ breth-uh-lahy-zer ]
/ ˈbrɛθ əˌlaɪ zər /
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Trademark.

a brand of breath analyzer.
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breathalyzer


n.

1960, from breath + (an)alyzer; an earlier name for it was drunkometer (1934).

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