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recuperator

[ ri-koo-puh-rey-ter, -kyoo- ]
/ rɪˈku pəˌreɪ tər, -ˈkyu- /
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noun
a person or thing that recuperates.
(in a recuperative furnace) a system of thin-walled ducts through which incoming air and exhausted gases pass separately so that the air is heated by the gases.
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Origin of recuperator

1700–10; <Latin recuperātor regainer, equivalent to recuperā(re) to recover (see recuperate) + -tor-tor
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British Dictionary definitions for recuperator

recuperator
/ (rɪˈkuːpəˌreɪtə, -ˈkjuː-) /

noun
a person that recuperates
a device employing springs or pneumatic power to return a gun to the firing position after the recoil
chemical engineering a system of flues that transfers heat from the hot gases leaving a furnace to the incoming air
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