a simple device, as a rod, spatula, or the like, for applying medication, cosmetics, glue, or any other substance not usually touched with the fingers.
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How to use applicator in a sentence
It also comes with two nozzle tips, a soap applicator, and an attachable detergent bottle for added convenience at clean-up time.The best pressure washer for cleaning away mud, oil, paint and more | Jeremy Helligar | March 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
They insert hollow carbon tubes that will someday wash up on the beach like all those plastic tampon applicators.
I couldn’t believe that there was the equivalent of four plastic bags in a pack of pads and that all those tampon applicators I was using were not biodegradable.The period-care startup nixing the stigmas and taboos around menstruation | Rachel King | January 10, 2021 | Fortune
These tags may be applied by using either a pole applicator or a crossbow and crossbow bolts.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic | Stephen Leatherwood
The ears are also carefully cleansed with a squeezed-out dip of boracic acid on the applicator.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
"Lift your chin," Lea said, brandishing the antiseptic applicator she had found in the medicine kit.Planet of the Damned | Harry Harrison
By touching the surface with the applicator, one can determine the depth of nail destroyed before washing off the excess sulphide.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
A cotton wound applicator, unless dipped into a strongly antiseptic solution, contains millions of bacteria from the fingers.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for applicator
a device, such as a spatula or rod, for applying a medicine, glue, etc
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