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regulator

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noun reg·u·la·tor \ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər also ˈrā-\

Simple Definition of regulator

  • : a device for controlling the level or amount of something (such as speed or temperature)

  • : an official who works for the part of the government that controls a public activity (such as banking or insurance) by making and enforcing rules

Full Definition of regulator

  1. 1 :  one that regulates

  2. 2 :  regulatory gene

Examples of regulator

  1. <the voltage regulator will make sure your car's alternator gets the right amount of electricity>



1655

First Known Use of regulator

1655

Rhymes with regulator

abdicator, abnegator, activator, actuator, adulator, advocator, agitator, alligator, allocator, animator, annotator, applicator, arbitrator, aspirator, aviator, brachiator, buccinator, calculator, calibrator, captivator, carburetor, castigator, circulator, commentator, commutator, compensator, compurgator, concentrator, confiscator, congregator, consecrator, consummator, contemplator, corporator, correlator, cultivator, decorator, defalcator, delegator, demonstrator, denigrator, depredator, desecrater, designator, detonator, deviator, dissipater, dominator, dura mater, educator, elevator, emulator, escalator, estimator, excavator, explicator, expurgator, extirpator, fabricator, fascinator, figure skater, flocculator, formulator, fornicator, fractionator, fumigator, generator, gladiator, hesitater, hibernator, imitator, immolator, impregnator, incubator, indicator, infiltrator, in-line skater, innovator, inhalator, inspirator, instigator, insulator, integrator, lacrimator, liberator, liquidator, literator, lubricator, macerator, masticator, mediator, mitigator, moderator, modulator, motivator, mutilator, navigator, nomenclator, nominator, numerator, obturator, operator, orchestrator, oscillator, peculator, percolator, perforator, perpetrator, pia mater, pollinator, postulator, procreator, procurator, promulgator, propagator, punctuator, radiator, re-creator, remonstrator, renovator, resonator, respirator, revelator, roller skater, rubricator, rusticator, salivator, second-rater, selling-plater, separator, simulator, stimulator, subjugator, Sunset Crater, syncopator, syndicator, tabulator, terminator, vaccinator, vacillator, valuator, venerator, ventilator, vindicator, violator, vitiator


Medical Dictionary

regulator

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noun reg·u·la·tor \ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt-ər\

Medical Definition of regulator

  1. 1:  one that regulates

  2. 2:  regulatory gene





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