Meaning of AEROSOL in English


Pronunciation: ' er- ə - ˌ säl, - ˌ so ̇ l

Function: noun

Etymology: aer- + 4 sol

Date: 1923

1 : a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas <smoke, fog, and mist are aerosol s > also plural : the fine particles of an aerosol <stratospheric aerosol s >

2 : a substance (as an insecticide or medicine) dispensed from a pressurized container as an aerosol also : the container for this

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