geyser
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɡiːzə/, /ˈɡaɪzə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡaɪzɚ/
Noun

Wikipedia describes geysers in the History subsection of the article:
Water heating
geyser (plural geysers)

  1. (planetology, geology, volcanology) A boiling natural spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.
  2. (British, archaic) An instantaneous, and often dangerous, hot water heater.
    • 1902. William Paton Buchan, Plumbing: A Text-book to the Practice of the Art Or Craft of the Plumber:
      Where a Geyser or hot-water heater is used it is a good and wise precaution to see that the bath-room, &c., when it is used is well ventilated.
    • 2002, Alaine Polcz, One woman in the war: Hungary, 1944-1945:
      It was here I saw a geyser gas water heater in a bathroom for the first time. (I was afraid of it).
  3. (South Africa) A domestic water boiler.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: водонагрева́тель
Verb

geyser (geysers, present participle geysering; past and past participle geysered)

  1. (ambitransitive) To (cause to) rush or burst upward like water from a geyser.



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