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Meaning of evaporator

e•vap•o•ra•tor

Pronunciation: (i-vap'u-rā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup.
  2. the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and changes from a liquid to a gas.
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