[ neb-yuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈnɛb yəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), neb·u·lized, neb·u·liz·ing.
to reduce to fine spray; atomize.
verb (used without object), neb·u·lized, neb·u·liz·ing.
to become vague, indistinct, or nebulous.
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Also especially British, neb·u·lise.
OTHER WORDS FROM nebulizeneb·u·li·za·tion, nounneb·u·liz·er, noun
Words nearby nebulize
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Example sentences from the Web for nebulizer
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
British Dictionary definitions for nebulizer (1 of 2)
/ (ˈnɛbjʊˌlaɪzə) /
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
British Dictionary definitions for nebulizer (2 of 2)
/ (ˈnɛbjʊˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to convert (a liquid) into a mist or fine spray; atomize
Derived forms of nebulizenebulization or nebulisation, noun
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Medical definitions for nebulizer
[ nĕb′yə-lī′zər ]
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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Scientific definitions for nebulizer
[ nĕb′yə-lī′zər ]
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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