reformer

noun re·form·er \ ri-ˈfȯr-mər \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of reformer

1 : one that works for or urges reform
2 capitalized : a leader of the Protestant Reformation
3 : an apparatus for cracking oils or gases to form specialized products

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First Known Use of reformer

1526

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Definition of reformer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works to change and improve a society, government, etc.



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