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  1. a person or thing that vaporizes.
  2. a device for turning liquid into vapor, as an atomizer, especially one that converts a medicinal substance into a vapor that is inhaled for respiratory relief.

Origin of vaporizer

First recorded in 1840–50; vaporize + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of vaporizer

  • As we mounted to the platform I could not resist glancing into the Vaporizer.

    Unveiling a Parallel

    Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant

  • Nelson opened the valve at the vaporizer and turned over the fly wheel.

    Four Afloat

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Ill have to take the vaporizer apart, and that will take some time.

    Four Afloat

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • The exhaust is at E; I is the pipe leading from the vaporizer V to the inlet port in the valve chest.

  • It included experimenting with an Otto engine run with petroleum and a vaporizer and electric ignition with magneto.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks

British Dictionary definitions for vaporizer



  1. a substance that vaporizes or a device that causes vaporization
  2. med a device that produces steam or atomizes medication for inhalation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

vaporizer in Medicine


  1. A device used to vaporize medicine for inhaling.
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