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aerosol

noun aero·sol \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsl\

: a substance (such as hair spray or medicine) that is kept in a container under pressure and that is released as a fine spray when a button is pressed

Full Definition of AEROSOL

1
:  a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas <smoke, fog, and mist are aerosols>; also plural :  the fine particles of an aerosol <stratospheric aerosols>
2
:  a substance (as an insecticide or medicine) dispensed from a pressurized container as an aerosol; also :  the container for this

Origin of AEROSOL

aer- + 4sol
First Known Use: 1923
AEROSOL Defined for Kids

aerosol

noun aero·sol \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsl\

Definition of AEROSOL for Kids

1
:  a substance (as an insect repellent or medicine) that is released from a container as a spray of tiny solid or liquid particles in gas
2
:  a container (as a can) that dispenses a substance as a spray
Medical Dictionary

aerosol

noun aero·sol \ˈar-ə-ˌsäl, ˈer-, -ˌsl\

Medical Definition of AEROSOL

1
:  a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas <smoke, fog, and mist are aerosols>
2
:  a substance (as an insecticide or medicine) dispensed from a pressurized container as an aerosol; also :  the container for this

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