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hydrostat

[ hahy-druh-stat ]

noun

  1. an electrical device for detecting the presence of water, as from overflow or leakage.
  2. any of various devices for preventing injury to a steam boiler when its water sinks below a certain level.


hydrostat

/ ˈhaɪdrəʊˌstæt /

noun

  1. a device that detects the presence of water as a prevention against drying out, overflow, etc, esp one used as a warning in a steam boiler


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydrostat1

First recorded in 1855–60; hydro- 1 + -stat
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Example Sentences

The submarine hydrostat, as it is called, is one of the most ingenious and recent applications of the diving-bell principle.

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