Definition of percolator in English:


Syllabification: per·co·la·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈpərkəˌlādər


A machine for making coffee, consisting of a pot in which boiling water is circulated through a small chamber that holds the ground beans.
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  • After debating this issue for decades, scientists have concluded that coffee made in a percolator or with grounds in a pot (cowboy-style) contain cholesterol-raising compounds.
  • But I still say that there are no mineral or animal coffee beans in my percolator.
  • She's a self confessed coffee snob and brews up her beans in a small percolator.

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