entrain

entrain1
entrainer, n.
/en trayn"/, v.i.
1. to go aboard a train.
v.t.
2. to put aboard a train.
[1880-85; EN-1 + TRAIN]
entrain2
/en trayn"/, v.t.
1. Chem. (of a substance, as a vapor) to carry along (a dissimilar substance, as drops of liquid) during a given process, as evaporation or distillation.
2. (of a liquid) to trap (bubbles).
3. Meteorol. to transfer (air) into an organized air current from the surrounding atmosphere (opposed to detrain).
[1560-70; < MF entrainer, equiv. to en- EN-1 + trainer to drag, trail; see TRAIN]

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  • Entrain — En*train , v. t. [Pref. en + train.] To put aboard a railway train; as, to entrain a regiment. [Recent, Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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