va·​por·​iz·​er | \ ˈvā-pə-ˌrī-zər How to pronounce vaporizer (audio) \

Definition of vaporizer

: one that vaporizes: such as
b : a device for converting water or a medicated liquid into a vapor for inhalation

Examples of vaporizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its vaporizer has been particularly popular with younger users. Edvard Pettersson, Fortune, "Juul Sued by California for Marketing E-Cigarettes to Teenagers," 18 Nov. 2019 The majority of the cases in Massachusetts continue to involve vaporizers with THC, the psychoactive compound of marijuana., "Massachusetts health officials have reported five new cases of vaping-related illnesses to federal investigators over the last week, bringing the total number of cases officially reported in the state to 73.," 15 Nov. 2019 Amid rising public skepticism about e-cigarettes, the Denver City Council voted unanimously on Monday to ban the sale of nicotine vaporizers, cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under 21. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Denver council to ban tobacco sales under 21, require sales license," 30 Sep. 2019 Hendrix noted that of the THC vaporizers obtained from legal dispensaries and unlicensed dealers for an NBC News investigation, the vast majority of those from illicit markets included pesticides. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Vaping Controversies & Festival Opportunities Highlight Cannabis Panel at Billboard Live Music Summit," 5 Nov. 2019 Juul, whose vaporizer resembles a USB drive, took advantage with a barrage of tweets, Instagram posts, YouTube videos, and paid media influencers like Christina Zayas. David T. Courtwright, STAT, "Vaping and prescription opioids: limbic capitalism in action," 28 Oct. 2019 Greenlane also entered into an agreement to acquire a European wholesaler and retailer of vaporizers and accessories, to expand its global distribution. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Multimillion-dollar business thrives selling vaping supplies. Now, it faces national vaping crisis.," 4 Oct. 2019 Because of the seriousness of the investigation into vaping illness by the Food and Drug Administration, the enforcement arm of the agency has begun a parallel, criminal probe into the supply chain of companies that make nicotine vaporizer. Samantha J. Gross,, "Vaping ‘hole’: No Florida agency has oversight of increasingly dangerous practice," 20 Sep. 2019 Skalski is a former Saks Fifth Avenue vp and fashion industry veteran who is now assisting with the launch of Double Barrel, an innovative dual chamber device that many peg as the cannabis world’s first status symbol vaporizer. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Cannabis 2.0 Panel With 'Mr. Sherbinksi,' Double Barrel, Select & More Announced for Billboard Live Music Summit," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of vaporizer

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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5 Dec 2019

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“Vaporizer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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variants: also British vaporiser \ -​ˌrī-​zər How to pronounce vaporiser (audio) \

Medical Definition of vaporizer

: one that vaporizes: as
b : a device for converting water or a medicated liquid into a vapor for inhalation

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