air cleaner

noun

Definition of air cleaner

: any of various devices for removing impurities (as suspended particles) from air (as by filtering, washing, or electrostatic precipitation)

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First Known Use of air cleaner

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air cleaner was in 1893

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“Air cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20cleaner. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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