breathalyzer etymology

English word breathalyzer comes from English breath, English analyzer

Detailed word origin of breathalyzer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
breath English (eng) (countable) A rest or pause.. (countable) A single act of breathing in or out.. (obsolete) Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.. (obsolete) Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.. (uncountable) Air expelled from the lungs.. (uncountable) The act or process of breathing.. A small amount of something, such as wind, or common sense.
analyzer English (eng) (US) a person who analyzes. (US) an instrument for the analysis of something.
breathalyzer English (eng) A device that measures alcohol in expired air so as to estimate the concentration of alcohol in a person's blood; used by traffic police in cases of suspected driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Words with the same origin as breathalyzer

Descendants of analyzer