evaporator

[ ih-vap-uh-rey-ter ]
/ ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tər /

noun

a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup.
the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and changes from a liquid to a gas.

Origin of evaporator

First recorded in 1820–30; evaporate + -or2

Related forms

pre·e·vap·o·ra·tor, noun
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