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aerosolize

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verb aero·sol·ize \-ˌsä-ˌlīz, -ˌsȯ-, -sə-\

Definition of aerosolize

aero·sol·izedaero·sol·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to disperse as an aerosol

aero·sol·i·za·tionplay \ˌar-ə-ˌsä-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsȯ-, -sə-\ noun


1944

First Known Use of aerosolize

1944


Medical Dictionary

aerosolize

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transitive verb aero·sol·ize \ˈar-ə-ˌsäl-ˌīz, ˈer-, -ˌsȯl-\

Medical Definition of aerosolize

aero·sol·izedaero·sol·iz·ing

  1. :  to disperse (as a medicine, bactericide, or insecticide) as an aerosol <aerosolized pentamidine, which is sprayed directly into the lungs—C. C. Mann>

  2. aero·sol·iz·er noun




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