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Definition of "radiator" []

  • A heating device consisting of a series of connected pipes, typically inside an upright metal structure, through which steam or hot water is circulated so as to radiate heat into the surrounding space. (noun)
  • A cooling device, as in automotive engines, through which water or other fluids circulate as a coolant. (noun)
  • Physics A body that emits radiation. (noun)
  • A transmitting antenna. (noun)
  • A device for heating a room, building, etc, consisting of a series of pipes through which hot water or steam passes (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A device for cooling an internal-combustion engine, consisting of thin-walled tubes through which water passes. Heat is transferred from the water through the walls of the tubes to the airstream, which is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan (noun)
  • An electric fire (noun)
  • The part of an aerial or transmission line that radiates electromagnetic waves (noun)
  • An electric space heater (noun)

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Use "radiator" in a sentence
  • "This radiator is connected to your sanitary system."
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