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Meaning of percolator

per•co•la•tor

Pronunciation: (pûr'ku-lā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a kind of coffeepot in which boiling water in a repeated process is forced up a hollow stem, filters down through ground coffee in a sievelike container, and returns to the pot below.
  2. something that percolates.
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