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"fire extinguisher" in American English

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fire extinguishernoun [C]

/ˈfɑɪər ɪkˌstɪŋ·ɡwɪ·ʃər/
a container filled with water or special chemicals that you spray on a fire to stop it from burning
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"fire extinguisher" in Business English

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fire extinguishernoun [C]

uk   us   also extinguisher
WORKPLACE a piece of equipment that contains a substance that can be put onto a small fire to stop it burning: Decorations must not obstruct fire escape signage, fire extinguishers, and emergency lighting.
(Definition of fire extinguisher from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fire extinguisher”
in Arabic طَفّاية حَريق…
in Korean 소화기…
in Portuguese extintor de incêndios…
in Catalan extintor…
in Japanese 消火器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灭火器…
in Turkish yangın söndürücüsü…
in Russian огнетушитель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滅火器…
in Italian estintore…
in Polish gaśnica…
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