[hyoo-mid-uh-fahy-er or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪd əˌfaɪ ər or, often, yu-/

a device for increasing the amount of water vapor in the air of a room or building, consisting of a container for water and a vaporizer.
any device for regulating the amount of water vapor in a specific container or area.
a device for increasing or controlling the water vapour in a room, building, etc

1884, agent noun from humidify.


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