applicator

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noun ap·pli·ca·tor \ˈa-plə-ˌkā-tər\

Definition of applicator

  1. :  one that applies; specifically :  a device for applying a substance (such as medicine or polish)

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First Known Use of applicator

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APPLICATOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of applicator for English Language Learners

  • : a tool that is used to put something (such as paint or makeup) on a surface : a tool that is used to apply something


APPLICATOR Defined for Kids

applicator

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noun ap·pli·ca·tor \ˈa-plə-ˌkā-tər\

Definition of applicator for Students

  1. :  a device for applying a substance (as medicine or polish)


Medical Dictionary

applicator

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noun ap·pli·ca·tor \ˈap-lə-ˌkāt-ər\

Medical Definition of applicator

  1. :  one that applies; specifically :  a device for applying a substance (as medicine)



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