percolator

[ pur-kuh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈpɜr kəˌleɪ tər /

noun

a kind of coffeepot in which boiling water in a repeated process is forced up a hollow stem, filters down through ground coffee in a sievelike container, and returns to the pot below.
something that percolates.

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Origin of percolator

First recorded in 1835–45; percolate + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for percolator

percolator
/ (ˈpɜːkəˌleɪtə) /

noun

a kind of coffeepot in which boiling water is forced up through a tube and filters down through the coffee grounds into a container
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