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  1. Dewar flask, Dewarnoun

    vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments

  2. Dewar, Sir James Dewarnoun

    Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)


  1. Dewarnoun

    A glass or metal double-walled flask for holding a liquid without much loss or gain of heat; a vacuum bottle or thermos. Generally used for scientific purposes and in particular for cryogenic work.

  2. dewarnoun

    A vacuum flask; a vessel which keeps its contents hotter or cooler than their environment without the need to modify the pressure, by interposing an evacuated region to provide thermal insulation between the contents and the environment.

  3. Etymology: Named for James Dewar, who is credited with its invention.


  1. dewar

    A dewar is a specialized type of vacuum flask designed for maintaining the temperature of a substance by minimizing heat transfer. It is often used for storing extremely cold liquids such as liquid nitrogen or helium. The name comes from its inventor, Sir James Dewar, a Scottish physicist and chemist.


  1. Dewar

    Dewar is a town in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 818 at the 2010 census, a decline of 3.4 percent from 919 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1909 by workers for the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway, it was named for William Peter Dewar, a railroad official. It incorporated in 1909.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DEWAR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dewar is ranked #11168 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dewar surname appeared 2,833 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Dewar.

    77.7% or 2,202 total occurrences were White.
    15.1% or 429 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 97 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 64 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. wader

  2. wared

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dewar in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dewar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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