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    dehumidifier

    Hi there,

    Any slang or informal word for 'dehumidifier' in Britain, North America??

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    Re: dehumidifier

    None that I have met.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Any slang or informal word for 'dehumidifier' in Britain, North America??

    Thanks
    pete
    DH but it is rather specialised and not very common

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Hi peter123,

    dehumitify (v) = to remove atmospheric moisture from.

    dehumidifier (n) = any device or apparatus for removing moisture from air.

    drier (dryer) - convection drier - stationary drier - drying chamber

    Regards.

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    Last edited by vil; 28-Mar-2008 at 13:58.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi peter123,

    dehumitify (v) = to remove atmospheric moisture from.

    dehumidifier (n) = any device or apparatus for removing moisture from air.

    Regards.

    V.
    Hi, vil, I think Peter knows this - he was curious to find out if there is a slang term for them in the US or Britain.

    In the UK none so far, though if we go on having floods in our houses one might appear.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    I guess people in everyday conversation usually say:

    We need a new dryer.

    Students and professionals, technicians, especially of Engineering, usually say:

    This dryer/dehumidifier is not working properly, we need to find out what is going on with it, maybe the A valve is broken, it always has been out of order.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    In AmE, it's strictly called a "dehumidifier." ("Dryer" is used to describe an automatic clothes dryer.)

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Same here - a dryer uses heat to dry clothes, where a dehumidifier extracts moisture from the air.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    I'd say that a dehumidifier is a dryer, by the way, there are many kinds of dryers, many kinds of foods, soaps, medicines, chemicals are obtained from specific dryers, and of course, there are clothes dryers, dehumidifiers, etc.

    In Brazil, people call it simply a dryer, no matter what it does.
    Last edited by Offroad; 29-Mar-2008 at 00:04.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Hi there,

    Look for answers ONLY from native English speakers.


    Would there be a short term for 'dehumidifier' in conversation? It seems that 'dehumidifier' is a bit long?


    Thanks
    pete

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