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

Examples of atomizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Liquid formulas, spray or aerosol deodorants are dispensed with an atomizer, drying quickly and without visible residue. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2022 The pre-batched drink even comes with an atomizer containing orange zest; one quick spritz will act much like a twist of fresh rind. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 12 Oct. 2021 The device itself comes into two colors: grey and blue and features automatic shut-off temperature control and precise glass-atomizer heating. Emily Price, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Featuring a switchable concentrate atomizer and hybrid convection flower heating chamber, the Hydrology9 NX was designed to bring out the best of each material’s unique vaporization attributes. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 11 June 2021 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, 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,, 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, 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, 17 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of atomizer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Atomizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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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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