spray can

noun

Definition of spray can 

: a pressurized container from which aerosols are dispensed

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Like other CFCs, 11 can be used as a refrigerant or a propellant in aerosol spray cans. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Sources of banned CFCs found through their advertising," 9 July 2018 Bicarbonate sprays can be very helpful in preventing leaf spot diseases. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 Street artists were invited to wield their spray cans on the 69th floor of the new building's neighbor, 4 World Trade, last year. Karen Matthews, The Christian Science Monitor, "Three World Trade Center marks important step in site's rebuilding," 11 June 2018 Street artists were invited to wield their spray cans on the 69th floor of the new building's neighbor, 4 World Trade, last year. Karen Matthews, The Christian Science Monitor, "Three World Trade Center marks important step in site's rebuilding," 11 June 2018 Street artists were invited to wield their spray cans on the 69th floor of the new building's neighbor, 4 World Trade, last year. Karen Matthews, The Christian Science Monitor, "Three World Trade Center marks important step in site's rebuilding," 11 June 2018 Street artists were invited to wield their spray cans on the 69th floor of the new building's neighbor, 4 World Trade, last year. Karen Matthews, The Christian Science Monitor, "Three World Trade Center marks important step in site's rebuilding," 11 June 2018 Blow in short bursts, since longer sprays can cause moisture to accumulate inside your computer and can damage the fans by making them spin too fast. Whitson Gordon, New York Times, "How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop," 26 June 2018 Students who appeared timid as they brainstormed, rushed to the 6-feet-by-12-feet wooden fence panel, grabbed spray cans and filled the blank space with color. Erika Pesantes, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Manuel Oliver, father of slain Stoneman Douglas student, uses art to help his son's peers heal," 21 June 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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spray can

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spray can

: a can that contains a liquid (such as paint) that can be sprayed

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