fractionator
noun see fractionate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fractionator — frac·tion·a·tor …   English syllables

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  • fractionate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1867 1. to separate (as a mixture) into different portions especially by a fractional process 2. to divide or break up • fractionation noun • fractionator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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