precipitator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin praecipitator an overthrower.

Noun[edit]

precipitator (plural precipitators)

  1. One who precipitates, or urges on with vehemence or rashness.
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  2. A person who, or device that, carries out precipitation.
  3. An apparatus which removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation.