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 The Chakravorty family decided their best bet was an oxygen concentrator. Aniruddha Ghosal, Star Tribune, 23 May 2021 One Chinese concentrator exporter told the South China Morning Post that India accounts for the bulk of its orders for the next five months. Jane Li, Quartz, 18 May 2021 Each medical grade concentrator costs $500, according to Talwar. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 6 May 2021 Once partially dried, Tran added the concentrator nozzle to smooth and straighten Yeun’s hair up and away from his face. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The 24-year-old who was recently diagnosed with four new chronic illnesses relies on an oxygen concentrator to help her breathe, but when the power went out Tuesday in San Marco, Texas, she was forced to ration her oxygen. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2021 This foldable hair dryer is equipped with a concentrator nozzle to smooth your hair and a diffuser to enhance your natural curl pattern. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 17 Mar. 2021 Their concentrator must be constantly plugged in and would only last a few hours on back up power after the electricity went out at 2:30 AM Monday. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2021 KD Hoffner, 31, is chronically ill with heart and kidney problems requiring dialysis every few days and an oxygen concentrator to breathe. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of concentrator

1833, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jun 2021

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“Concentrator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concentrator. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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