air purifier

noun

: a device that removes contaminating particles (such as dust, pollen, and dander) from the air
Air purifiers that draw air through fabric filters are among those that do the best job of removing dust and smoke from the air without producing any ozone.Consumer Reports, December 2007
Ionic air purifiers work roughly the same way, with negative ions attaching to smoke and dust particles that are, in turn, attracted to positively charged plates and filters.Paul Chavez, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 14 Apr. 2008
air purification noun
an air purification system

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air purifier was in 1957

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“Air purifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20purifier. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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