from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mixture of fine particles of a solid (such as a fuel) and a pressurized fluid, used especially in power plants and chemical reactors.
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- noun An industrial unit process in which a quantity of a solid particulate substance is caused to
floatin a stream of a fluid(usually air or other gas) in order to create conditions in which many chemical, combustion and drying reactionstake place efficiently.
- noun A
reactor vesselor other piece of equipment in which a substance is maintained in the fluidized state. In this context, often used attributively.
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