electrostatic precipitator


Definition of electrostatic precipitator

: an electrostatic device in chimney flues that removes particles from escaping gases

Examples of electrostatic precipitator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Particulate pollution, also linked to health problems, is reduced at Navajo by electrostatic precipitators. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Last coal train rolls to Arizona power plant as closure looms for major polluter," 26 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'electrostatic precipitator.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of electrostatic precipitator

1949, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about electrostatic precipitator

Time Traveler for electrostatic precipitator

Time Traveler

The first known use of electrostatic precipitator was in 1949

See more words from the same year

Statistics for electrostatic precipitator

Cite this Entry

“Electrostatic precipitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrostatic%20precipitator. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on electrostatic precipitator

What made you want to look up electrostatic precipitator? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!