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compressor

 [kom-pres´er]
something that causes compression.
air compressor a device used to pressurize room air, which can then be used to power other devices, such as respiratory devices.

air compressor

a mechanical device that compresses air for storage and is used in handpieces and other air-driven medical and dental tools.

air compressor

A machine that compresses air into storage tanks for use in air syringes, air turbine handpieces, and other air-driven tools.
See also: compressor
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