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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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