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Dewar   /dˈuər/   Listen

Vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments.  Synonym: Dewar flask.
Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923).  Synonym: Sir James Dewar.

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"Dewar" Quotes from Famous Books

... water boiling at that spot at 210 deg. 33/4, and the temperature of the atmosphere being 721/2 deg. F. The indented beach, not unlike a giant double-comb, was at the beginning of a great island which I named James Dewar Island, in honour of the great discoverer of liquid air. The minimum temperature during the night of July 29th was ...
— Across Unknown South America • Arnold Henry Savage Landor

Words linked to "Dewar" :   Dewar flask, chemist, physicist, vacuum flask, vacuum bottle, Sir James Dewar

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