atomizer

[at-uh-mahy-zer]

noun

an apparatus for reducing liquids to a fine spray, as for medicinal or cosmetic application.

Nearby words

  1. atomies,
  2. atomism,
  3. atomistic,
  4. atomization,
  5. atomize,
  6. atomy,
  7. aton,
  8. atonal,
  9. atonalism,
  10. atonality

Origin of atomizer

First recorded in 1860–65; atomize + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for atomizer

atomizer

atomiser

noun

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

atomizer

n.

1865, agent noun from atomize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for atomizer

atomizer

[ătə-mī′zər]

n.

A device used to reduce liquid medication to a fine spray or aerosol.

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