Aerosol definition

ârə-sôl, -sŏl
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A substance consisting of very fine particles of a liquid or solid suspended in a gas. Mist, which consists of very fine droplets of water in air, is an aerosol.
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A gaseous suspension of fine solid or liquid particles.
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Designating or of a small container in which gas under pressure is used to aerate and dispense a liquid spray through a valve.
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A substance, such as paint, detergent, or insecticide, packaged under pressure with a gaseous propellant for release as a spray of fine particles.
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An aerosol can.
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A liquid substance, such as paint, an insecticide, or a hair spray, packaged under pressure for use or application as a fine spray.
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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.

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(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.
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A suspension of colloidal particles in a gas.
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Dispensed by such a container.

An aerosol insecticide, paint, medication.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aerosol
Plural:
aerosols

Origin of aerosol

  • aero– sol(ution)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From aero- +‎sol (“solution”).

    From Wiktionary