spray can


Definition of spray can

: a pressurized container from which aerosols are dispensed

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Hiring a pest control company to come in and spray can provide you with more protection, as pest control companies use stronger chemicals to control pests then store bought sprays. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Home pest control takes center stage," 31 Aug. 2019 Clark, who had his pepper-spray can in hand nearly the entire time, sprayed her in the face from about 6 inches away and for about six seconds, the video shows. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga County Jail officer who pepper-sprayed restrained inmate arrested on extortion, intimidation charges," 22 Aug. 2019 Tinctures and sublingual sprays can offer effects quickly, while edibles and oils have a slower release, leading to a longer period of sleep. Sari Frances, chicagotribune.com, "Unlocking how to use CBD for a better night’s sleep," 1 Aug. 2019 The sprays can also help loosen and remove the sooty mold. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Easter lily bulbs can be left in container or transplanted," 29 June 2019 To help with those pressing dressing decisions, read the Griots blog: www.inmygarage.com/picking-the-right-tire-care-products/. The foaming tire cleaner is $7.99 for a 19-ounce spray can. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A little summer lovin’ for the care of cars and RVs," 21 July 2019 Ingesting the spray can cause bizarre behavior, along with swelling and redness in the hands and feet. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Wasp spray used as meth alternative, police warn," 17 July 2019 Use of a horticultural oil spray can help control both the insects and the mold. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "It’s a puzzle figuring out when to pick avocados," 6 July 2019 The islands used to be owned by Robert Abplanalp, the inventor of the aerosol spray can and a close friend of President Richard M. Nixon. Liam Stack, New York Times, "Chris Cline, Coal Mining Entrepreneur, Is Killed in Helicopter Crash," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of spray can

1958, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spray can

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

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