percolator

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noun per·co·la·tor \ˈpər-kə-ˌlā-tər, ÷-kyə-\

Definition of percolator

  1. :  one that percolates; specifically :  a coffeepot in which boiling water rising through a tube is repeatedly deflected downward through a perforated basket containing ground coffee beans to extract their essence

1830

First Known Use of percolator

1830


PERCOLATOR Defined for English Language Learners

percolator

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noun per·co·la·tor \ˈpər-kə-ˌlā-tər, ÷-kyə-\

Definition of percolator for English Language Learners

  • : a covered pot that has a narrow tube in the center and that is used for making coffee


Medical Dictionary

percolator

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noun per·co·la·tor \ˈpər-kə-ˌlāt-ər\

Medical Definition of percolator

  1. :  an apparatus for the extraction of a drug with a liquid solvent by downward displacement



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