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humidifier

 [hu-mid´ĭ-fi″er]
an apparatus for controlling humidity by adding moisture to the air.
A bubble humidifier. From Lammon et al., 1995.

humidifier

[hyo̅o̅mid′ifī′ər]
Etymology: L, humidus, moist, facere, to make
a machine designed to adjust the amount of moisture in the atmosphere of a room or respiratory device.

humidifier

Nursing A device that puts moisture in air. Cf Dehumidifier.

hu·mid·i·fi·er

(hyū-mid'i-fī-ĕr)
A device for increasing the water vapor content of a gas or of ambient air.

hu·mid·i·fi·er

(hyū-mid'i-fī-ĕr)
A device for increasing the water vapor content of a gas or of ambient air.

humidifier,

n a device for adding moisture to dry air inside the home to help counteract the reduction in saliva that often occurs as a result of hyposalivation, radiation therapy, or other treatments that cause xerostomia.

humidifier

an apparatus for controlling humidity by adding moisture to the air.
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