at·​om·​iz·​er | \ ˈa-tə-ˌmī-zər How to pronounce atomizer (audio) \

Definition of atomizer

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

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Recent Examples on the Web And, for his final moisture-reducing trick (à la Blumenthal), Szymanski sprays, rather than dribbles, both fish and chips in a fine mist of malt vinegar, using an atomizer. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "The Glorious Fish and Chips at Dame," 15 Jan. 2021 The product is a liquid, not a gel, and distillery owner Nick Spink suggests using it in an atomizer or pump bottle. Paul Stephen,, "San Antonio-area distilleries shift gears to make hand sanitizer during the coronavirus outbreak," 26 Mar. 2020 Its atomizer makes fine mist out of your water and propels it up to 39 inches (more than 3 feet) in the air without making your home damp. Popular Science, "Humidifiers to combat the effects of dry air," 7 Jan. 2020 There are also funny low-tech takes on '80s music-video tropes, like Darren spritzing mist from an Evian atomizer in place of a smoke machine. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sing Street': Theater Review," 17 Dec. 2019 But the clear highlight is the martini cart, where your drink is made tableside, complete with a history lesson and finishing spritzes from vintage-style perfume atomizers. Globe Staff,, "A first visit to chef Tiffani Faison’s Orfano," 29 Aug. 2019 Some drinks at the bar are finished with spritzes from rosewater atomizers and elegant managers stride the dining room floor in impeccable suits. Michael Mayo,, "Trouble sorting out 250 Miami Spice options? Try these 9 restaurants," 1 Aug. 2019 Wet your body several times a day with an atomizer, a washcloth or taking showers or baths. Madison Roberts,, "Burnin' Up! It's 107 Degrees Where Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Are Getting Married in France," 28 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of atomizer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce atomizer (audio) \

Kids Definition of atomizer

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


variants: or British atomiser \ ˈat-​ə-​ˌmī-​zər How to pronounce atomizer (audio) \

Medical Definition of atomizer

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

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