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  • n. A piece of equipment used to evaporate the solvent from a solution
  • n. The part of a refrigerator that absorbs heat by evaporating a refrigerant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An apparatus for condensing vegetable juices, or for drying fruit by heat.
  • n. Any device designed to evaporate a fluid.
  • n. The portion of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant evaporates and thus absorbs heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any apparatus used to facilitate the evaporation of the water contained in fruit, vegetable juices, saline liquids, glue, syrups, etc.; a furnace or pan used in condensing vegetable and other juices.
  • n. A device for evaporating water into steam.
  • n. A device, used in connection with gasolene-engines, to transform the liquid hydrocarbon into a gas or vapor by heat or by fine subdivision in a current of air.

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