fluidized bed


Definition of fluidized bed

: a bed of small solid particles (as in a coal burning furnace) suspended and kept in motion by an upward flow of a fluid (such as a gas)

called also fluid bed

Examples of fluidized bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To sift out precious minerals, engineers often blow air bubbles through the material in a setup called a bubbling fluidized bed—and a new twist could make this costly process more efficient. Tess Joosse, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of fluidized bed

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluidized bed was in 1949

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“Fluidized bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidized%20bed. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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