Definition of wet bulb in English:

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wet bulb

noun

One of the two thermometers of a psychrometer, the bulb of which is enclosed in wetted material so that water is constantly evaporating from it and cooling the bulb.
Example sentences
  • A wet bulb thermometer is simply a thermometer with the bulb wrapped in moist muslin.
  • Comfort conditions were calculated from dry bulb, wet bulb and globe temperature measurements as well as wind speed.
  • For this Friday Market in Kuwait, hot dry external air is humidified with jets of atomized water, and cooled to near wet bulb temperature.

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