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dehumidifier

[dee-hyoo-mid-uh-fahy-er, or, often, -yoo-]
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noun
  1. an appliance for removing moisture from the air, as for lowering the humidity in a storage room.
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Origin of dehumidifier

First recorded in 1920–25; de- + humidifier
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Examples from the Web for dehumidifier

Historical Examples

  • I'm sweating so hard my dehumidifier is humming like a Callistan honey lizard.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

    Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for dehumidifier

dehumidifier

noun
  1. a device for reducing the moisture content of the atmosphere
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Word Origin and History for dehumidifier

n.

1921, agent noun from de- + humidify.

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dehumidifier in Science

dehumidifier

[dē′hyōō-mĭdə-fī′ər]
  1. A device used to remove water vapor from the air, thereby lowering the humidity of the air.
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