vaporizer

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

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. vaporing,
  2. vaporingly,
  3. vaporish,
  4. vaporization,
  5. vaporize,
  6. vaporosity,
  7. vaporous,
  8. vaporously,
  9. vaporware,
  10. vapory

Origin of vaporizer

First recorded in 1840–50; vaporize + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for vaporizer

vaporizer

vaporiser

/ (ˈveɪpəˌraɪzə) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for vaporizer

vaporizer

[ vāpə-rī′zər ]

n.

A device used to vaporize medicine for inhaling.

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