concentrator

noun
con·​cen·​tra·​tor | \ ˈkän(t)-sən-ˌtrā-tər How to pronounce concentrator (audio) \

Definition of concentrator

: one that concentrates: such as
a : an industrial plant that produces concentrates from ores
b : a mirror or group of mirrors that focus sunlight for use as an energy source
c : a device in a computer network that collects data from separate low-volume transmission channels and retransmits it over a single high-volume channel

Examples of concentrator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But speaking of the attachments, the addition of the concentrator and diffuser make this hair dryer that much more of a steal. Alyssa Brascia, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 This pretty-in-pink travel dryer is the whole package, with a diffuser and a concentrator on deck. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2022 This hair dryer also comes with an additional concentrator for your additional styling needs. Alyssa Brascia, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 The heat gun weighs only 2 pounds and comes with several attachments, including two concentrator nozzles, a deflector nozzle, and a reflector nozzle. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 16 June 2022 By April of that year, 80 feet of cords wound around the first floor of his home as a small machine known as a concentrator kept oxygen moving through his lungs. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 22 Nov. 2021 The difference in scale is enormous: While one concentrator can support 60 patients a month, a single plant supplies oxygen equal to the output of 120 concentrators a day. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Dec. 2021 Many people who require long-term extra oxygen at home use what is called an oxygen concentrator. Christopher M. Worsham, STAT, 21 Oct. 2021 The concentrator could only pump out about five liters of oxygen at a time, and as his condition worsened, his body required more. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 22 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of concentrator

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concentrator was in 1833

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Last Updated

12 Aug 2022

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“Concentrator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concentrator. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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