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an atomizer for spraying paint.
verb (used with object)
to paint or decorate, using an airbrush:
to airbrush murals; to airbrush silk kimonos.
to remove or alter by or as by means of an airbrush:
to airbrush facial lines from a photograph.
to prettify or sanitize:
airbrushed versions of modern history.
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British Dictionary definitions for
an atomizer for spraying paint or varnish by means of compressed air
to paint or varnish (something) by using an airbrush
to improve the image of (a person or thing) by concealing defects beneath a bland exterior:
an airbrushed version of the government's record
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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