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

:a battery-operated device that is typically designed to resemble a traditional cigarette and is used to inhale a usually nicotine-containing vapor
Note: 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.

First Known Use of electronic cigarette

2003


Medical Dictionary

electronic cigarette

noun
variants: or e-cigarette play \ˈē-ˈsi-gə-ˌret\ also e-cig play \ˈē-ˌsig\

medical Definition of electronic cigarette

: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. RigottiThe Journal of the American Medical Association17 Oct. 2012
— see vape

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