rheostat

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noun rheo·stat \ˈrē-ə-ˌstat\

Definition of rheostat

  1. :  a resistor for regulating a current by means of variable resistances

rheostatic

play \ˌrē-ə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

1843

First Known Use of rheostat

1843


Medical Dictionary

rheostat

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noun rheo·stat \ˈrē-ə-ˌstat\

Medical Definition of rheostat

  1. :  a resistor for regulating a current by means of variable resistances

rheostatic

\ˌrē-ə-ˈstat-ik\play adjective


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