applicator

noun
ap·​pli·​ca·​tor | \ ˈa-plə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce applicator (audio) \

Definition of applicator

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

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With a brush applicator, the lines deposited are fine and barely-there featherlike strokes that look natural. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "Glossier’s Newest Product Brow Flick Is Here," 12 June 2019 Along with the powder, there’s a mini mirror and two different applicators. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "This Benefit Cosmetics Powder Foundation Solves (Almost) All of My Skin Problems," 11 June 2019 Perhaps Jenner should consider repackaging the toner in a glass medicine dropper type applicator instead. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 The applicator really elevates your lashes to give that extra drama that everyone wants in their eyes. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Mascaras of All Time, According to 6 Celebrity Makeup Artists," 3 Aug. 2018 Some kits, such as the one from One Two Cosmetics, are sold with a tweezer-like applicator included ($69, onetwocosmetics.com). Ilise Carter, WSJ, "How Magnetic Lashes Became the Biggest Thing in Beauty," 4 Jan. 2019 The new packaging includes a pump applicator, and the long-lasting, matte formula has SPF. Allure, "The 17 Best Drugstore Foundations for All Your Coverage Needs," 6 Sep. 2018 Ardell’s popular lashes are more of a deal starting at $14 a kit, with an applicator sold separately for $4 (ardellshop.com). Ilise Carter, WSJ, "How Magnetic Lashes Became the Biggest Thing in Beauty," 4 Jan. 2019 Lip powders can come with a wand applicator or a brush, and even in a bullet, like a traditional lipstick. Amber Katz, SELF, "8 Lip Powders That Will Replace Your Go-To Lipstick," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of applicator

1659, in the meaning defined above

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applicator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of applicator

: 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

noun
ap·​pli·​ca·​tor | \ ˈa-plə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce applicator (audio) \

Kids Definition of applicator

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

applicator

noun
ap·​pli·​ca·​tor | \ ˈap-lə-ˌkāt-ər How to pronounce applicator (audio) \

Medical Definition of applicator

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

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