soda-acid extinguisher
Extinguisher Ex*tin"guish*er, n. One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle. [1913 Webster]

{fire extinguisher} a portable device designed to deliver chemicals, usually in a stream, that can suppress or extinguish a fire. Examples of fire extinghuishers are a {carbon dioxide extinguisher}, or {CO2 extinguisher}, and {soda-acid extinguisher}. [PJC]


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  • soda-acid extinguisher — /ˌsoʊdər æsəd əkˈstɪŋgwɪʃə/ (say .sohduhr asuhd uhk stinggwishuh) noun a fire extinguisher invented in the late 19th century containing a solution of soda bicarbonate in water and a phial of concentrated sulphuric acid; when used, the phial was… …   Australian English dictionary

  • soda-acid — noun Used attributively to describe a fire extinguisher that generates a stream of water powered by carbon dioxide generated by reacting sulfuric acid with sodium bicarbonate …   Wiktionary

  • Extinguisher — Ex*tin guish*er, n. One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle. [1913 Webster] {fire extinguisher} a portable device designed to deliver chemicals, usually in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acid — Synonyms and related words: DET, DMT, Foamite, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, THC, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acerbity, acetic, acetose, acetous, acetylsalicylic acid, acid, acidic, acidity, acidulant, acidulated, acidulent, acidulous, acidulousness, acrid …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soda — Synonyms and related words: Foamite, acid, alcoholic drink, automatic sprinkler, beverage, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide foam, deck gun, deluge set, drink, drinkable, extinguisher, fire apparatus, fire engine, fire hose, fire… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • extinguisher — Synonyms and related words: Foamite, acid, automatic sprinkler, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide foam, deck gun, deluge set, fire apparatus, fire engine, fire hose, fire hydrant, fireplug, foam, foam extinguisher, hook and ladder …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Fire extinguisher — Extinguisher redirects here. Extinguisher may also refer to a candle snuffer. A stored pressure fire extinguisher …   Wikipedia

  • carbon dioxide extinguisher — Extinguisher Ex*tin guish*er, n. One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle. [1913 Webster] {fire extinguisher} a portable device designed to deliver chemicals,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CO2 extinguisher — Extinguisher Ex*tin guish*er, n. One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle. [1913 Webster] {fire extinguisher} a portable device designed to deliver chemicals,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire extinguisher — Extinguisher Ex*tin guish*er, n. One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle. [1913 Webster] {fire extinguisher} a portable device designed to deliver chemicals,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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