AskDefine | Define percolator

Dictionary Definition

percolator n : a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK) /ˈpɜːkəleɪtə/, /"p3:k@leIt@/
  • (US) /ˈpɝkəleɪtɚ/, /"p3`k@leIt@`/


  1. A device used to brew coffee by boiling water under pressure through coffee grounds


Extensive Definition

Percolator may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

clarifier, colander, cradle, cribble, filter, lixiviator, purifier, refiner, refinery, riddle, rocker, screen, sieve, sifter, strainer, winnow, winnowing basket, winnowing fan, winnowing machine
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