va·​por·​iz·​er | \ˈvā-pə-ˌrī-zər \

Definition of vaporizer 

: one that vaporizes: such as

a : atomizer

b : a device for converting water or a medicated liquid into a vapor for inhalation

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A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms. Hugo Martin,, "Full vending machines. Pot on the pillow. What some California hotels are doing to attract marijuana smokers," 22 June 2018 Juul’s vaporizers, introduced in 2015, have become a teen status symbol and a growing problem in U.S. schools. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Juul Raises $650 Million in Funding That Values E-Cig Startup at $15 Billion," 10 July 2018 Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and where there are clouds of vegetable glycerin vapor, there are probably essential oil vaporizer pens. Kathryn Tuggle, Good Housekeeping, "The Rise Of The "Personal Diffuser" Stick—Is Essential Oil Vaping Safe?," 19 Sep. 2017 More women are using cannabis, and fewer people are buying flower and are opting instead for manufactured products like vaporizers. Robin Abcarian,, "The great California cannabis experiment lurches forward," 20 Apr. 2018 The kiosk employee handed a vaporizer to the teen, which then blew up in face. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Yet Another Person Has Been Injured From an Exploding E-Cigarette," 14 June 2016 But vaping–using a handheld vaporizer that draws on liquid typically packed with nicotine–is up, which raises new issues. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Vaping Is the New Smoking. Is That a Good Thing?," 21 June 2018 Researchers asked teens about using vaporizers, being in the car with a drunk driver and a host of other personal questions. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "Fewer teens do drugs or have sex — but more come out as LGBTQ, study says," 20 June 2018 Legalization also means the increased availability of vaporizers, terpene cartridges, tinctures, and many other less-stinky options. Robin Abrahams,, "Miss Conduct’s common sense rules for socializing in the age of legal pot," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of vaporizer

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vaporizer was circa 1846

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variants: also British vaporiser \ -​ˌrī-​zər \

Medical Definition of vaporizer 

: one that vaporizes: as

a : atomizer

b : a device for converting water or a medicated liquid into a vapor for inhalation

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