fogger

noun
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 Every night, the science center uses a fogger to sanitize the entire building. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Great Lakes Science Center aims to make its space safe as it reopens during coronavirus pandemic," 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, "Temperature checks, small classes: As gyms reopen in metro Phoenix, here's what to expect," 28 May 2020 When a train reaches the end of the line, crews will wipe down poles with disinfectant and use electrostatic foggers to spray disinfecting mist into the train cars. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "BART’s recovery plan: face masks, hand sanitizer and no crowds," 27 May 2020 Neff Brothers recently purchased a disinfectant fogger to deep clean vehicles between renters. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "A beginner’s guide to camping: Where to go, what to bring on your first outdoor overnight adventure," 17 May 2020 Ideas under consideration include blasting car interiors with ultraviolet light, using foggers to spray disinfectants, upgraded air filtration systems and antimicrobial materials. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Here are ways your next car could be virus-proof," 16 May 2020 Horton used emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase a fogger machine to disinfect the jail. al, "‘I am scared of dying in here’: Lawsuit demands release of 18 immigrants from Alabama ICE facility," 4 May 2020 More recently, she’s seen how dedicated young collectors are making their homes hospitable to plant life, kitting out their living rooms with grow lights and foggers. Gray Chapman, New York Times, "How Much Would You Pay for a Houseplant?," 13 Nov. 2019 To aid evaporation, Williams installed an an ultrasonic fogger inside the bioreactor. Howie Khan, WSJ, "A Fresh Take on Liquor From Two Noma Alums," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fogger

1946, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Fogger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fogger. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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