[ vey-puh-rahy-zer ]
/ ˈveɪ pəˌraɪ zər /


a person or thing that vaporizes.
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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for vaporizer



/ (ˈveɪpəˌraɪzə) /


a substance that vaporizes or a device that causes vaporization
med a device that produces steam or atomizes medication for inhalation
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Medical definitions for vaporizer

[ vāpə-rī′zər ]


A device used to vaporize medicine for inhaling.
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