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, 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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  • CO2 extinguisher — (s[=e] [ o]*t[=oo] [e^]ks*t[i^][ng] gw[i^]sh*[ e]r), a device for suppressing fire, consisting of a steel cylinder containing compressed carbon dioxide, which may be released by pressing on a handle. The release of the gas is usually accomplished …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • CO2 — (s[=e] [ o]*t[=oo] ), n. the chemical formula for {carbon dioxide}, a heavy odorless gas ({CO2}) formed during respiration and by the combustion or decomposition of organic substances; it is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CO2 — (s[=e] [ o]*t[=oo] ), n. the chemical formula for {carbon dioxide}, a heavy odorless gas ({CO2}) formed during respiration and by the combustion or decomposition of organic substances; it is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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