aerosol[er′ə säl′, -sôl′]
Liquid particles such as hairspray or paint being dispensed into the air.
a suspension of colloidal particles in a gas
Origin of aerosolaero- + sol
- designating or of a small container in which gas under pressure is used to aerate and dispense a liquid spray through a valve
- dispensed by such a container: an aerosol insecticide, paint, medication
- A gaseous suspension of fine solid or liquid particles.
- a. A substance, such as paint, detergent, or insecticide, packaged under pressure with a gaseous propellant for release as a spray of fine particles.b. An aerosol can.
Origin of aerosolaero– + sol(ution).
- A gaseous or airborne cloud of particulate matter, either as a solid, liquid, or gas, which forces another substance out of a spray can.
- An aerosol was used to force the flea powder out of the can.
- (physics) A colloidal system in which the dispersed phase is composed of either solid or liquid particles and in which the dispersal medium is some gas, usually air.
From aero- +sol (“solution”).