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bell jar

noun

Definition of bell jar

  1. :  a bell-shaped usually glass vessel designed to cover objects or to contain gases or a vacuum



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1806

First Known Use of bell jar

1806


BELL JAR Defined for Kids

bell jar

noun

Definition of bell jar

  1. :  a usually glass vessel shaped like a bell and used to cover objects, hold gases, or keep a vacuum




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noun \ˈbel-ˌjär\

Medical Definition of bell jar

  1. :  a bell-shaped usually glass vessel designed to cover objects or to contain gases or a vacuum



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