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 Kirkpatrick said her daughter’s October stay at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center occurred after more than a year of the teenager using the Juul vaporizer starting at 15. Anne Saker,, "Kentucky mom to tell of her 'war' with her daughter's vaping," 23 Jan. 2020 Established markets like Colorado and Washington have already seen those figures drop, as Headset told The Fresh Toast the share of vaporizer sales have decreased between 2-4% when adjusting for previous year’s market behavior. Brendan Bures,, "Legal marijuana users have stopped buying vapes following illness epidemic," 27 Sep. 2019 During the operation, investigators seized 952 THC vaporizer cartridges, approximately 7 pounds of marijuana, hashish wax, and $2,723, Jones said. Sarah Brookbank,, "Sheriff: More than $65,000 in THC cartridges, other products seized," 21 Oct. 2019 The stories are similar at the estimated 15,000 to 19,000 small businesses across the country that sell vaporizers and vaping fluids used as a substitute for smoking., "NEW YORK — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed 26.," 11 Oct. 2019 Headset Analytics, which tracks cannabis sales, reported that vaporizers made up almost a quarter of all marijuana sales (23.8%) prior to the crisis. Brendan Bures,, "Legal marijuana users have stopped buying vapes following illness epidemic," 27 Sep. 2019 Juul has skyrocketed in popularity since launching its sleek vaporizers in 2015. Talal Ansari, WSJ, "San Francisco Set to Ban E-Cigarettes," 23 June 2019 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

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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. 2020.

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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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