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

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

Examples of vaporizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Tuesday’s amendment, the ordinance will be limited to smoke from tobacco, which includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaporizer products, the board said. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "San Francisco is poised to ban smoking in apartments and condos — but cannabis is exempt," 2 Dec. 2020 With its vaporizer brand Vuse, Reynolds is the No. 2 player in the e-cigarette market, according to the Wall Street Journal. Jason Garcia,, "Cigarette giant Reynolds American gave $80,000 in 2018 to secretive group now behind controversial constitutional amendment," 28 Oct. 2020 Juul has submitted to the Food and Drug Administration a new version of its vaporizer designed to unlock only for users at least 21 years old, according to people familiar with the matter. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Juul Shelves Plan for Feature That Counts Puffs," 4 Sep. 2020 Now Juul has reportedly designed a new version of its vaporizer that will only be unlockable for people over the age of 21. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Workers trust their employers during the pandemic—for now," 3 Sep. 2020 The business would make vaporizer cartridges, isolates, tinctures and topical products for medical use only, according to a city staff report. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cannabis vape maker gets initial OK for Oceanside business park," 26 Aug. 2020 Another contained a solo man in a backward baseball cap, who would periodically take a big puff from his vaporizer. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "Democrats, make some nooooise! Wait, you’re muted. Hello?," 21 Aug. 2020 That happens in the aluminum coils, which form a device known as an ambient air vaporizer. Alex Davies, Wired, "The Cold, Hard Work of Delivering Oxygen to Ventilators," 19 Apr. 2020 Sutter gave the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services some simple, effective advice: Ask the fire department to defrost the vaporizers by blasting them with water. Alex Davies, Wired, "The Cold, Hard Work of Delivering Oxygen to Ventilators," 19 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of vaporizer

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Vaporizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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

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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