electronic cigarette

play
noun \ˈē-ˌsi-gə-ˈret, -ˈsi-gə-ˌret\
variants: or

e–cigarette

or less commonly

e–cig

play \ˈē-ˌsig\

Definition of electronic cigarette

  1. :  a battery-operated device that is typically designed to resemble a traditional cigarette and is used to inhale a usually nicotine-containing vapor Electronic cigarettes contain a liquid solution typically consisting of nicotine, various chemical substances (such as propylene glycol or glycerol), and often flavoring. The solution is heated by the battery producing the aerosol or vapor inhaled by the user.

2003

First Known Use of electronic cigarette

2003


Medical Dictionary

electronic cigarette

noun
variants: or

e–cigarette

\ˈē-ˈsi-gə-ˌret\ play also

e–cig

\ˈē-ˌsig\ play

Medical Definition of electronic cigarette

  1. :  a battery-operated device that is typically designed to resemble a traditional cigarette and is used to inhale nicotine vapor Another new product is the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), a battery-powered device that aerosolizes nicotine for inhalation but does not burn tobacco.—Nancy A. Rigotti, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 17 Oct. 2012—see vape


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