electrostatic precipitator

noun

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

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First Known Use of electrostatic precipitator

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrostatic precipitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrostatic%20precipitator. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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