hu·​mid·​i·​fi·​er hyü-ˈmi-də-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce humidifier (audio)
: a device for supplying or maintaining humidity

Examples of humidifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wireless facial humidifier is lightweight (weighing less than a pound) and doesn't take up my whole nightstand—or ruin its aesthetic! Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Nov. 2023 This Lasko space heater that can radiate up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit is down to $50, while this dry air-fighting Pure Enrichment humidifier is now $32. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 On Revolve This wireless facial humidifier will soothe dry skin, cracked lips, and irritated sinuses. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 This Levoit humidifier will help provide a taste of the jungle-like humidity many plants need. Helen Bradshaw, Popular Science, 9 Nov. 2023 According to the brand, the humidifier is also less prone to spills because of its top-fill design. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 22 Oct. 2023 In addition to ski-in, ski-out access, rooms had boot dryers, gear hooks, humidifiers and equipment storage. Marlise Kast-Myers, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2023 Some non-drug approaches include hot, steamy showers, safe use of neti pots, vaporizers or humidifiers, saline nasal spray and applying a warm, moist washcloth to the face. Lucas Berenbrok, Fortune Well, 26 Oct. 2023 Follow our instructions for the best way to clean your humidifier. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humidifier was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Humidifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


hu·​mid·​i·​fi·​er hyü-ˈmid-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r, yü- How to pronounce humidifier (audio)
: a device for supplying or maintaining humidity

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