Share this entry

Share this page

wet bulb

Line breaks: wet bulb

Definition of wet bulb in English:

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.

Definition of wet bulb in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…