regulator

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reg·u·la·tor

noun \ˈre-gyə-ˌlā-tər also ˈrā-\

: 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
:  one that regulates

Examples of REGULATOR

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

First Known Use of REGULATOR

1655

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Rhymes with REGULATOR

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reg·u·la·tor

noun \ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REGULATOR

1
: one that regulates

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