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Definition of humidifier

: a device for supplying or maintaining humidity

Examples of humidifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The size of a humidifier is important for two reasons. Rebecca Norris,, 5 May 2022 Unlike a humidifier, which adds moisture to the air, a dehumidifier removes excess water from your environment, preventing mold, mildew and other issues that can harm your health — or your home. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 6 June 2022 Use a humidifier or mist the leaves several times a day (especially during the drier months). Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2022 Every home could use a humidifier to combat stale, dry air from winter’s heating or summer’s air conditioning. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2022 Beginners usually start with a 4-by-4-foot grow tent that blocks external light, a fan to simulate wind and a humidifier to regulate moisture. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 Some of us want nine solid hours of sleep in a room with the golden trifecta: a humidifier, an air purifier, and a diffuser. Glamour, 26 Apr. 2022 Consider also using a humidifier in your home and doing something as simple as wearing gloves, which can protect your skin against drying environmental elements during the colder months, adds Dr. Tiernan. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 29 Mar. 2022 This compact humidifier is small enough to prop on a nightstand or even take on a trip, but still plenty powerful to relieve sore throats and coughs. Amy Schulman,, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of humidifier

1884, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Humidifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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Medical Definition of humidifier

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