fog·​ger | \ ˈfȯ-gər How to pronounce fogger (audio) , ˈfä- \

Definition of fogger

: an apparatus for spreading a fog of pesticide

Examples of fogger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Regal has purchased new electrostatic fogger equipment to sanitize every seat after each movie. Joey Morona, cleveland, 19 Aug. 2020 If a positive case is identified, Berger said the area or areas in question will be closed down for 24 hours and then the fogger machine will be brought in for deep cleaning. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, 18 Aug. 2020 Every night, the science center uses a fogger to sanitize the entire building. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 5 June 2020 Some of these efforts to lessen contact between members include requiring members to book workout sessions in specific time slots, staggering fitness classes and investing in disinfectant foggers. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of fogger

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Fogger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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