fog·​ger ˈfȯ-gər How to pronounce fogger (audio)
: an apparatus for spreading a fog of pesticide

Examples of fogger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, residue from the fogger might cause the bed bugs to move into a new room of your home. John Tufts, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Home-improvement stores also sell bed-bug foggers, which do contain chemicals that may be harmful to people. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 Typically, the fogger is placed on a table or chair, and the user activates it by pressing a button or removing a tab on the top of the can. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2023 Pandya houses his cattle in a shed with a fogger system, which pumps in water and converts it to mist. Time, 1 Nov. 2022 This bear repellent has a fogger delivery system which deploys bear deterrent at distances up to 20 feet from the user and has two firing options. Outdoor Life, 5 Jan. 2021 The suit also cited the federal officers' use of a new contraption last weekend outside the U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Building in South Portland - a thermal fogger that dispersed tear gas or smoke toward people ordered to leave the property. oregonlive, 20 Oct. 2020 During the 90 minutes between the morning and afternoon sessions, teachers must leave their rooms so custodians can wipe down touch surfaces and in some cases, use a disinfecting fogger. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, 28 Aug. 2020 But holding in-person sessions came with new costs, such as the purchase of a fogger machine that disinfects theater seats and other soft surfaces. Matthew J. Palm,, 27 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fogger was in 1946

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“Fogger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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