Definition of immersion heater in English:

immersion heater


  • An electric heating element that is positioned in the liquid to be heated, typically in a domestic hot-water tank.

    • ‘It is believed the cause of the fire was an electrical fault in the wiring of an electric immersion heater.’
    • ‘Heating is by means of an oil-fired central heating system which is augmented by a separate immersion heater for the hot water supply.’
    • ‘She has hot water because that is heated through an immersion heater.’
    • ‘I have an immersion heater so we'll have hot water, but the radiators are stone cold and it's chilly this evening.’
    • ‘Keep water flowing in colder climates by adding an immersion heater to an existing birdbath.’


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