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percolator

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noun per·co·la·tor \ˈpər-kə-ˌlā-tər, ÷-kyə-\

Simple Definition of percolator

  • : a covered pot that has a narrow tube in the center and that is used for making coffee

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of percolator

  1. :  one that percolates; specifically :  a coffeepot in which boiling water rising through a tube is repeatedly deflected downward through a perforated basket containing ground coffee beans to extract their essence

Circa 1842

First Known Use of percolator

circa 1842

Rhymes with percolator

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Medical Dictionary

percolator

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noun per·co·la·tor \ˈpər-kə-ˌlāt-ər\

Medical Definition of percolator

  1. :  an apparatus for the extraction of a drug with a liquid solvent by downward displacement




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