Meaning of AEROSOL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl ]


Etymology: aer- + sol (IV)

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.