Definitions

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  • n. a device that automatically responds to drops in humidity by adding moisture to the air to maintain the humidity at a desired setting, similar to how a thermostat works for temperature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A contrivance or apparatus to prevent the explosion of steam boilers.
  • n. A device, usually electrical, for indicating or regulating the height of water in a reservoir or receptacle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus of any kind for preventing the explosion of steam-boilers.
  • n. An electrical device for detecting the presence of water, used as a protection against damage to buildings from overflow or leakage.

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Examples

  • No trouble, must have been that hydrostat ...... whatever

    Is a 7mm-08 sufficiant for big hogs?

  • For his latest project, Bruce adapted the guts of a large generator to take 8,000 RPM off the turbine, and with the help of a multi-groove belt, reduced the RPM down to 3,600 on the input side of his original hydrostat drive.

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  • This is now 2008, and all i have ever done to it has been spark plug change every 2 / years and change engion oil, changed hydrostat oil and its 2 filters once.

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