percolator

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Percolator \Per"co*la'tor\, noun

1. One who, or that which, filters. "[Tissues] act as percolators." --Henfrey.

2. A type of coffee pot in which the heated water is driven by its boiling action up above a porous canister of coffee held above the level of the water in the pot, and then filters (percolates) back through the coffee thus extracting its essence. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

3. (Pharmacy) An apparatus for producing an extract from a drug by percolation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

percolator

noun

1: a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans


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