from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for saturating a current of gas or steam with liquid: usually a hollow or pocket for collecting a liquid in such a way that it will be picked up by a passing current of gas or steam.


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  • If the condenser must be located above the turbine, then the pipe should be carried first downward and then upward in the U form, in the manner of the familiar "entrainer," which will be found effectively to prevent water getting back when the turbine is operating.

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  • Liaison avec L'Angleterre, necessaire, impossible a rompre ou tout au plus, pour des momens, effrays d'ailleurs des Suites d'une conduite hardie, qui pourroit les entrainer dans une guerre, pour laquelle ils n'ont aucunes mesures prises.

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  • [257] In the original, "Voulant la servitude, il se sont laissé entrainer, malgré eux ou à leur insu, vers la liberté."

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  • INGENIO RIOPAILA Location: La Paila, Colombia Year: 1990 Scope of the job: "Turn key" project Name of project: Anhydrous ethanol plant using cyclohexane as entrainer Capacity:

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