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Definition of humidifier

: a device for supplying or maintaining humidity

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Recent Examples on the Web However, other roundups have favored a particular ultrasonic humidifier that isn’t quite living up to the hype—and it's been getting trashed on the internet. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "This Honeywell humidifier is trending for the wrong reason—here's what to buy instead," 27 Jan. 2021 One recent morning, 99-year-old Don Weidenbach tinkered with a balky humidifier on a workbench in the basement of his senior condo building in Edina. Star Tribune, "At 99, computer pioneer looks back at early Minnesota tech," 9 Jan. 2021 The cool-mist humidifier features an easy-to-use dial knob control, while the 8-liter tank is a breeze to clean. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 8 Dec. 2020 How about a humidifier to help with a congested little one? Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "The best humidifiers of 2020," 23 Oct. 2020 Iwasaki recommends getting a humidifier and keeping your home at 40 to 60 percent humidity. Fedor Kossakovski, Science, "Why cold weather makes it harder for the body to fight respiratory infections," 15 Dec. 2020 Keep winter sniffles and sinus irritation at bay with this ultra quiet, ultrasonic humidifier, featuring a water tank big enough to keep large rooms feeling fresh and cool all night long. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "These are the 23 Amazon products we loved in October," 6 Nov. 2020 Running a humidifier is another way to prevent dehydration. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Scalp Care," 17 Dec. 2020 However, the TaoTronics humidifier, normally $37.99, now $27.19 with the 28% markdown, weighs in at less than 2 pounds and is super quiet. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of humidifier

1884, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of humidifier

: a machine that adds moisture to the air in a room


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Medical Definition of humidifier

: a device for supplying or maintaining humidity

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