working substance


noun

a substance, usually a fluid, that undergoes changes in pressure, temperature, volume, or form as part of a process for accomplishing work.

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Origin of working substance

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for working substance

working substance

working fluid


noun

the fluid, esp water, steam, or compressed air, that operates an engine, refrigerator, etc
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