wet-bulb thermometer

[wet-buhlb]

noun

a thermometer having a bulb that is kept moistened when humidity determinations are being made with a psychrometer.

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Origin of wet-bulb thermometer

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for wet-bulb thermometer

wet-bulb thermometer

noun

a thermometer the bulb of which is covered by a moist muslin bag, used together with a dry-bulb thermometer to measure humidity
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