aerosolize

verb aero·sol·ize \ -ˌsä-ˌlīz , -ˌsȯ- , -sə- \
Updated on: 24 Mar 2018

Definition of aerosolize

aerosolized; aerosolizing
: to disperse as an aerosol

aerosolization

play \ˌar-ə-ˌsä-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsȯ-, -sə-\ noun

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aerosolize

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

medical Definition of aerosolize

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

aerosolizer

noun

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