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dewar

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noun, often capitalized dew·ar \ˈdü-ər also ˈdyü-\

Definition of dewar

  1. :  a glass or metal container made like a vacuum bottle that is used especially for storing liquefied gases —called also Dewar flask



Origin and Etymology of dewar

Sir James Dewar


First Known Use: 1939


Dewar

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biographical name Dew·ar \ˈdü-ər, ˈdyü-\

Definition of Dewar

  1. Sir James 1842–1923 Scot. chem. & physicist




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