drunkometer

n. device which measures the amount of alcohol in a person's breath and then calculates the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drunkometer — ☆ drunkometer [druŋk äm′ət ər ] n. [ DRUNK + O + METER] a device for testing a sample of exhaled breath to indicate the amount of alcohol in the blood …   English World dictionary

  • drunkometer — /drung kom i teuhr/, n. a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in a person s breath to determine the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream. [1930 35, Amer.; DRUNK + O + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • drunkometer — drunk·o·me·ter .drəŋ käm ət ər, drəŋ kə .mēt n a device for measuring alcohol content of the blood by chemical analysis of the breath …   Medical dictionary

  • drunkometer — drunk·om·e·ter …   English syllables

  • drunkometer — drunk•om•e•ter [[t]drʌŋˈkɒm ɪ tər, ˈdrʌŋ kəˌmi tər[/t]] n. a device for measuring the amount of alcohol in a person s breath to determine the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream • Etymology: 1930–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • drunkometer — ˌdrəŋˈkämə]d.ə(r), ˈdrəŋkəˌmē] noun Etymology: drunk (I) + o + meter : a device for measuring the alcohol content of the blood through a chemical analysis of the breath …   Useful english dictionary

  • Harger drunkometer — A device used in taking a breath test for the purpose of determining intoxication according to the amount of alcohol in the breath. 7 Am J2d Auto § 332 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Indiana State Police — Infobox Law enforcement agency agencyname = Indiana State Police commonname = abbreviation = ISP fictional = patch = Indiana State Police.jpg patchcaption = Indiana State Police patch logocaption = badge = badgecaption = flagcaption = imagesize …   Wikipedia

  • drunk — adjective ebrius, inebriated, intemperate, intoxicated, overcome, overcome by liquor, riotous, saturated, sottish, temulentus, uncontrolled, under the influence of liquor, unsober associated concepts: alcoholism, delirium tremens, driving while… …   Law dictionary

  • breathalyzer — 1960, from BREATH (Cf. breath) + (an)alyzer; an earlier name for it was drunkometer (1934) …   Etymology dictionary

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