aerosol

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noun aero·sol \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of aerosol

  1. 1 :  a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas <smoke, fog, and mist are aerosols>; also, aerosols plural :  the fine particles of an aerosol <stratospheric aerosols>

  2. 2 :  a substance (such as an insecticide or medicine) dispensed from a pressurized container as an aerosol; also :  the container for this

Origin and Etymology of aerosol

aer- + 4sol


First Known Use: 1918


AEROSOL Defined for English Language Learners

aerosol

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noun aero·sol \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of aerosol for English Language Learners

  • : 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


AEROSOL Defined for Kids

aerosol

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noun aero·sol \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of aerosol for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  a container (as a can) that dispenses a substance as a spray


Medical Dictionary

aerosol

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

Medical Definition of aerosol

  1. 1:  a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas <smoke, fog, and mist are aerosols>

  2. 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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