- an apparatus for reducing liquids to a fine spray, as for medicinal or cosmetic application.
Origin of atomizer
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Examples from the Web for atomizer
Simply spray it on with an atomizer and sweep with a suction hose.
Apply forcibly with a syringe or atomizer, preferably in the evening.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
Then she went to the shelf in the dressing-room, where the atomizer box stood.Polly of the Hospital Staff
Emma C. Dowd
He couldnt even state positively that the atomizer full of the sleeping powder was Jarrolds.The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner
Chief Grindstaff placed a device like an atomizer under Whedbee's nose and released the spray.Stopover Planet
Robert E. Gilbert
- a device for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, such as the nozzle used to feed oil into a furnace or an enclosed bottle with a fine outlet used to spray perfumes or medicines
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Word Origin and History for atomizer
1865, agent noun from atomize.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A device used to reduce liquid medication to a fine spray or aerosol.
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