exhauster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

exhaust +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

exhauster (plural exhausters)

  1. (obsolete) exhaust, exhaust pipe
    • 1884, Various, Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884[1]:
      There is, however, another inconvenience which can only be remedied by the use of a second exhauster, viz., the loss of pressure after the passage of the gas through the washer--a loss resulting from the obstacle presented by this appliance to the steady flow of the gas.
  2. one who exhausts or depletes
    • 1916, R. V. Russell, The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India[2]:
      One of the most insignificant-looking men I ever saw then became the destroyer of nations, the leveller of mountains, the exhauster of the ocean.