Definition of immersion heater in English:

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immersion heater


An electric heating element that is positioned in the liquid to be heated, typically in a domestic hot-water tank.
Example sentences
  • It is believed the cause of the fire was an electrical fault in the wiring of an electric immersion heater.
  • Heating is by means of an oil-fired central heating system which is augmented by a separate immersion heater for the hot water supply.
  • She has hot water because that is heated through an immersion heater.

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