humidifier humidifier n. A device that increases the moisture content of the air; -- used to avoid excessive dryness in buildings, which can cause irritation to the throat. Compare {dehumidifier}.

Syn: moisturization. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • humidifier — humidify ► VERB (humidifies, humidified) (often as adj. humidified) ▪ increase the level of moisture in air. DERIVATIVES humidification noun humidifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • humidifier — noun Date: 1884 a device for supplying or maintaining humidity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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