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economizer Syllabification: e·con·o·miz·er
Pronunciation: /ēˈkänəˌmīzər/

Definition of economizer in English:


1A device designed to make a machine or system more energy-efficient.
Example sentences
  • The solution is an economizer that adds a second control which works in harmony with the outdoor thermostat and measures the outdoor air humidity.
  • If your boiler is not equipped with an economizer then you're wasting energy up your stack.
  • When outside temperatures are less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius), cooling is provided by outside air economizers for a ‘free’ cooling system.
2A person who reduces expenditure.
Example sentences
  • Mississippianization became a logical solution to population stress and concomitant problems of resource allocation in a society of rational economizers.
  • In ministerial posts under Aberdeen and Palmerston, including colonial secretary, he stood out as an administrative reformer and economizer.

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