at·​om·​iz·​er | \ ˈa-tə-ˌmī-zər \

Definition of atomizer 

: an instrument for atomizing usually a perfume, disinfectant, or medicament

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To use, twist the nasal atomizer onto the head of the syringe and twist the naloxone vial onto the back end. Tessie Castillo, SELF, "Here’s How to Use the Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone," 26 July 2018 L'Eau Tan, a subtle self-tanning spritz, joins a handful of innovative new-to-market atomizers, such as James Read's coconut water spray and St. Tropez's bronzing face mist. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "5 Self-Tanning Mists for Your Best Summer Glow Yet," 25 June 2018 Red leather drapes the seats while a perfume atomizer, 64-color adjustable ambient lighting, and rich Burmester audio set the mood. Casey Williams,, "2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 takes the lead in luxury coupes," 19 Dec. 2017 Scents with an atomizer hold up a bit longer than splash colognes, and fragrances composed solely from natural ingredients may fade faster and mutate more than those that use some synthetics to give them structure and consistency. John Brodie, Town & Country, "Why Some Perfumers Are Betting That Fragrance Gets Better With Age," 30 Apr. 2018 One style has a powered atomizer that is activated upon inhalation. David Kravets, Ars Technica, "US states, cities moving to restrict vaping," 25 Oct. 2017 Juice it, add vodka, pour into an atomizer, and spritz over your drink. Bombay Sapphire, Bon Appetit, "Libation Lessons: Expert Bartenders Share Their Secret Ingredients," 6 Oct. 2017 Vaping atomizers and e-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine, which then becomes vapor. Taylor Cromwell,, "Smokers Could Turn to Vaping If FDA Regulates Nicotine," 7 Aug. 2017 Vaping atomizers and e-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine, which then becomes vapor. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Smokers could turn to vaping if FDA regulates nicotine," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of atomizer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of atomizer was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of atomizer

: a device that forces a liquid out of a very small hole so that it becomes a fine spray


at·​om·​iz·​er | \ ˈa-tə-ˌmī-zər \

Kids Definition of atomizer

: a device for spraying a liquid (as a perfume or disinfectant)


variants: or British atomiser \ ˈat-​ə-​ˌmī-​zər \

Medical Definition of atomizer 

: an instrument for atomizing usually a perfume, disinfectant, or medicament

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