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 She is also hooked up to an oxygen tank and a concentrator to help her breath. Alana Minkler, The Arizona Republic, "A Navajo family moved to Flagstaff to work at the hospital. Then they all got COVID-19," 10 July 2020 This stylish model is engineered to dry quickly and quietly without extreme heat, and comes with a high velocity styling concentrator, smoothing nozzle, and diffuser, all of which attach magnetically. Popular Science, "High-tech hair dryers to keep your mane fabulous," 3 Dec. 2019 Inogen developed this little 5-pound, now 3-pound portable oxygen concentrator that replaces both the tanks and the stationary devices used by people who need oxygen who’d normally be tethered to these big, heavy devices. Washington Post, "Insider Q&A: Venturing in the Midwest with a VC founder," 7 Oct. 2019 His unique retail store, CPAP EquipSource, offers sleep apnea and oxygen therapy solutions through a variety of CPAP machines, masks, nebulizers, supplies, portable oxygen concentrators and more. Beth Mlady,, "Middleburg Heights store offers options for sleep apnea sufferers," 30 Aug. 2019 Synhelion is using solar concentrators to drive the thermochemical conversion of CO2 into syngas as a precursor to hydrocarbon fuels. Javier Garcia Martinez, Scientific American, "Artificial Leaf Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel," 26 June 2017 Our curly testers, in particular, were enamored with its power for styling and straightening; the dryer's included diffuser and concentrator offer extra flexibility for any hair type. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo Blow Dryer," 31 July 2012 Known as Aviator Breathing Oxygen, ABO is passed from a concentrator through piping to an oxygen monitor and then to a regulator connected to the pilot's breathing mask. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Hypoxia Threatens Navy and Air Force Pilots, and the Threat Is Growing," 25 June 2017 Bill Sessa, a spokesman for the corrections department, said the system the state is designing to replace the brine concentrator is intended to be easier to operate and repair. Adam Ashton, sacbee, "Bottled water tab at a California prison has hit $46,000 a month," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of concentrator

1833, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2020

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“Concentrator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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