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per·co·la·tor

 (pûr′kə-lā′tər)
n.
A coffeepot in which boiling water is forced repeatedly up through a central tube to filter back down through a basket of ground coffee beans.
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percolator

(ˈpɜːkəˌleɪtə)
n
(Cookery) a kind of coffeepot in which boiling water is forced up through a tube and filters down through the coffee grounds into a container
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per•co•la•tor

(ˈpɜr kəˌleɪ tər)

n.
a type of coffeepot in which boiling water is continuously forced up a hollow stem and filters down through ground coffee, collecting in the bottom of the pot.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.percolator - a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beanspercolator - a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans
coffeepot - tall pot in which coffee is brewed
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Translations

percolator

[ˈpɜːkəleɪtəʳ] Ncafetera f de filtro
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percolator

[ˈpɜːrkəleɪtər] ncafetière f électrique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

percolator

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

percolator

[ˈpɜːkəˌleɪtəʳ] ncaffettiera a filtro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Companies would have to have percolators in every department.
In fact, we call our local chamber of commerce volunteers Percolators. It is my dream one day for it to be our visitor's center if the private owner would ever sell it.
But most percolators keep re-circulating already-brewed coffee, making it bitter and taste-less.
Mr Chiappa said this has more to do with our unwillingness to persevere with percolators than opting for cheaper instant varieties.
He worked there for 32 years, designing some of the company's hallmark products, including sewing machines, 30-gallon plastic garbage containers, portable hair dryers, coffee percolators, make-up mirrors and clothes hampers.
William (Bill) Russell was a design engineer whose output included pop-up toasters, electric irons, hairdryers, coffee percolators and automatic kettles.
KCP12 12-Cup percolators due to possible lead risk for pregnant women.
And the all-important invention of instant coffee has helped make java the preferred drink of millions who don't wish to bother with percolators Or French presses--and, presumably, don't mind quaffing a beverage that tastes vaguely metallic.
That, in many people's minds, meant grinding their own beans, so coffee grinders began to appear on the kitchen counter alongside the coffeemakers that had replaced percolators a while back.
And Whittards has a fuss-free alternative to coffee- making if messing about with percolators and cafetieres puts you off brewing up.