saturator

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

noun

Chemistry. a device for saturating an inert gas with the vapor of a volatile liquid by slowly bubbling the gas through it.

Origin of saturator

First recorded in 1880–85; saturate + -or2

Definition for saturator (2 of 2)

saturater

or sat·u·ra·tor

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

noun

a person or thing that saturates.
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Examples 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