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accumulator Tweet Definition of accumulator Like Definition of accumulator on Facebook
noun (plural: accumulators)
  1. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.
  2. (mechanics) An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the energy of electrical charges, etc.
  3. A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging
air cushion Tweet Definition of air cushion Like Definition of air cushion on Facebook
noun
  1. a layer of trapped air that supports a hovercraft
  2. a shock absorber that uses an air chamber
  3. a rubber or plastic inflatable cushion
airlift Tweet Definition of airlift Like Definition of airlift on Facebook
noun
  1. The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency.
  2. Such a flight.
  3. (archaeology) A pipe that is used to suck up objects from the sea bed.
verb
  1. (transitive) To transport (troops etc) in an airlift.
atomize Tweet Definition of atomize Like Definition of atomize on Facebook
verbto atomize
  1. to separate into atoms
  2. to make into a fine spray
  3. to fragment (can be used metaphorically)
  4. to bomb with nuclear weapons
atomizer Tweet Definition of atomizer Like Definition of atomizer on Facebook
noun
  1. An instrument for reducing a liquid to spray or vapor for disinfecting, cooling, medical use or perfume spraying.

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