[ vey-puh-rahy-zer ]
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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

Words Nearby vaporizer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vaporizer in a sentence

  • He owns a smallish vaporizer that still looks like it came from the future, and buys wax instead of bud.

  • I now know this was a conduction-style vaporizer, which requires a chamber to hold the steam.

  • I stepped back, and read the word vaporizer,—printed in large gilt letters,—bent like a bow on the side of the car.

    Unveiling a Parallel | Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
  • The main air port is at the bottom of the vaporizer, while an auxiliary air inlet is provided at the side of the mixing chamber.

    Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
  • When the motor is running properly, the amount of water fed to the vaporizer and overflowing to the ash-pit is properly adjusted.

  • For Kennedy had picked up from the same drawer a little toilet vaporizer, too, and was examining it minutely.

    The Social Gangster | Arthur B. Reeve
  • When the hair has been dressed, sprinkle it with gum and water by means of the vaporizer and then shower on the gold powder.

British Dictionary definitions for vaporizer



/ (ˈveɪpəˌraɪzə) /

  1. a substance that vaporizes or a device that causes vaporization

  2. med a device that produces steam or atomizes medication for inhalation

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