breathalyser

UK [ˈbreθəˌlaɪzə(r)] / US [ˈbreθəˌlaɪzər]
a British spelling of breathalyzer

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  • breathalyser — (Brit.) n. device used by police to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyzer) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathalyser — (US trademark Breathalyzer) ► NOUN ▪ a device used by police for measuring the amount of alcohol in a driver s breath. DERIVATIVES breathalyse (US breathalyze) verb. ORIGIN blend of BREATH(Cf. ↑breath) and ANALYSE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • breathalyser — noun Breathalyser is used before these nouns: ↑test …   Collocations dictionary

  • breathalyser — (N. Amer. trademark Breathalyzer) noun a device used by police for measuring the amount of alcohol in a driver s breath. Derivatives breathalyse (US breathalyze) verb Origin 1960s: blend of breath and analyse, + er1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • breathalyser — BrE breathalyzer AmE noun (C) trademark a piece of equipment used by the police to see if drivers have drunk too much alcohol …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathalyser — /ˈbrɛθəlaɪzə / (say brethuhluyzuh) noun a breath analysing device which contains chemicals in ampoules which react with alcohol and which change colour in proportion to the amount of alcohol in the breath, the variation caused by the reaction… …   Australian English dictionary

  • breathalyser — n. (also Breathalyzer) Brit. propr. an instrument for measuring the amount of alcohol in the breath (and hence in the blood) of a driver. Derivatives: breathalyse v.tr. (also lyze). Etymology: BREATH + ANALYSE + ER(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • The bag — breathalyser …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • breathalysers — breathalyser (Brit.) n. device used by police to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyzer) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathalyse — breathalyser (US trademark Breathalyzer) ► NOUN ▪ a device used by police for measuring the amount of alcohol in a driver s breath. DERIVATIVES breathalyse (US breathalyze) verb. ORIGIN blend of BREATH(Cf. ↑breath) and ANALYSE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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