evaporator

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

Nearby words

  1. evaporate,
  2. evaporated milk,
  3. evaporation,
  4. evaporation pan,
  5. evaporation pressure,
  6. evaporimeter,
  7. evaporite,
  8. evapotranspiration,
  9. evaristus,
  10. evarts

Origin of evaporator

First recorded in 1820–30; evaporate + -or2

Related formspre·e·vap·o·ra·tor, noun

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