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heat exchanger

n.
A device, such as an automobile radiator, used to transfer heat from a fluid on one side of a barrier to a fluid on the other side without bringing the fluids into direct contact.

heat exchanger

n
(General Physics) a device for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix

heat′ exchang`er


n.
a device for transferring the heat of one substance to another, as from the exhaust gases to the incoming air in a furnace.
[1900–05]

heat exchanger

A device used to transfer heat from one fluid to another without direct contact of the fluids. Heat exchangers contain a hot fluid that flows through one part of the exchanger and transfers its heat either to a cool fluid (water or air, for example) in another part or to the air outside of the exchanger. A car radiator is a heat exchanger, transferring the heat in a liquid that has circulated through the engine to the air.
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Noun1.heat exchanger - device that transfers heat from one liquid to another without allowing them to mix
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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