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saturator

[ sach-uh-rey-ter ]
/ ˈsætʃ əˌreɪ tər /
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noun

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
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Example sentences from the Web for saturator

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

    Optical Projection|Lewis Wright
  • The only real danger with a modern saturator is not in using but in filling.

    Optical Projection|Lewis Wright
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