aerosol

noun
aero·sol | \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl \

Definition of aerosol 

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

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The aerosols launched into the lower atmosphere have been known to create colorful sunsets. Robert Krier, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Kilauea eruption not expected to affect regions beyond Hawaii," 17 May 2018 In its complaint, the state claimed that Cox stores and warehouses were illegally discarding batteries, electronic devices, aerosols and other items classified as hazardous waste. Jennifer Van Grove, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cox settles hazardous waste, privacy suit with California for $3.3M," 24 May 2018 Of course, check with your local rules first to see if aerosol is accepted. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "You Should Be Recycling Your Beauty Products—10 Things You Need to Know," 7 July 2018 The witness, Platania told the court, would have testified at trial that the flames from Long’s aerosol can were not close to anyone. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "Ku Klux Klan leader found guilty for firing gun at Charlottesville rally," 8 May 2018 For fine hair, aerosol dry shampoos are a great way to plump and thicken. Vogue, "Why Your Dry Shampoo Isn’t Working—And 5 Easy Ways to Fix It," 12 Apr. 2018 Officers found the man in the process of inhaling from an Endust for Electronics aerosol can. Julie A. Short/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Officers find man 'huffing' in store restroom: Fairview Park Police Blotter," 18 Jan. 2018 Flammable aerosols, auto fluids, pesticides, etc. were taken and disposed of by Safety-Kleen. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Duluth declares clean-up day success," 11 July 2018 No fireworks, aerosols or cigarette lighters on board or under. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "What can I bring in a carry-on bag? And other travel tips from Delta and TSA," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of aerosol

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for aerosol

aero- + -sol (in hydrosol)

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aerosol

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aerosol

: 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

noun
aero·sol | \ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Kids Definition of aerosol

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

aerosol

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

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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