- to reduce to fine spray; atomize.
- to become vague, indistinct, or nebulous.
Also especially British, neb·u·lise.
Origin of nebulize
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Then he gave his nose a squirt or two with his Piper Rhino-Vac nebulizer, just for good measure.The Native Soil
Alan Edward Nourse
- a device for converting a drug in liquid form into a mist or fine spray which is inhaled through a mask to provide medication for the respiratory systemAlso called: inhalator
- (tr) to convert (a liquid) into a mist or fine spray; atomize
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Word Origin and History for nebulizer
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- A device used to reduce liquid to an extremely fine cloud, especially for delivering medication to the deep part of the respiratory tract.
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- A device that reduces liquid to an extremely fine cloud, especially used for delivering medication to the deep part of the respiratory tract.
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