permeator etymology

English word permeator comes from English -or, English permeate

Detailed word origin of permeator

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
permeate English (eng) (transitive) To enter and spread through; to pervade.. (transitive) To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture A watery by-product of milk production.. Liquid that has passed through a filtration system.
permeator English (eng) A device, containing a semipermeable membrane, used to desalinate water by reverse osmosis.

Words with the same origin as permeator

Descendants of -or
accelerator actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detector detonator donor elevator instructor investor perk perky processor projector radiator realtor replicator sculptor sensor ventilator
Descendants of permeate
permeant permease permeative