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English noun: reformer

1. reformer (person) a disputant who advocates reform


Synonymscrusader, meliorist, reformist, social reformer


Broader (hypernym)controversialist, disputant, eristic


Narrower (hyponym)abolitionist, activist, birth-control campaigner, birth-control reformer, Chartist, civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, conservationist, demonstrator, dry, emancipationist, environmentalist, feminist, flower child, freedom fighter, hippie, hippy, hipster, insurgent, insurrectionist, libber, militant, non-resistant, passive resister, preservationist, prohibitionist, protester, rebel, Utopian, women's liberationist, women's rightist


Instance hyponymAnthony Comstock, Comstock, Dix, Dorothea Dix, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Francis Everett Townsend, Girolamo Savonarola, Hus, Huss, Jan Hus, John Huss, John Wilkes, Owen, Robert Owen, Savonarola, Townsend, Wilkes

2. reformer (artifact) an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel


SamplesA catalytic reformer.


Broader (hypernym)apparatus, setup


Part meronymoil refinery, petroleum refinery









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