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saturator

[sach-uh-rey-ter]
noun
  1. saturater.
  2. Chemistry. a device for saturating an inert gas with the vapor of a volatile liquid by slowly bubbling the gas through it.
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Origin of saturator

First recorded in 1880–85; saturate + -or2

saturater

or sat·u·ra·tor

[sach-uh-rey-ter]
noun
  1. a person or thing that saturates.
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Examples from the Web for saturator

Historical Examples

  • It is therefore usually necessary to return a saturator to the makers every now and again for repacking.

    Optical Projection

    Lewis Wright