- 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.
Origin of applicator
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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
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
- a device, such as a spatula or rod, for applying a medicine, glue, etc
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- An instrument for applying something, such as a medication.
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