atomizer

[at-uh-mahy-zer]
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Origin of atomizer

First recorded in 1860–65; atomize + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for atomizer

atomizer

atomiser

noun
  1. 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
n.

1865, agent noun from atomize.

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atomizer in Medicine

atomizer

[ătə-mī′zər]
n.
  1. A device used to reduce liquid medication to a fine spray or aerosol.
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