Meaning of AEROSOL in English

ˈ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ˌsȯl, -ōl noun

( -s )

Etymology: aer- + sol

1. : a suspension of ultramicroscopic solid or liquid particles in air or gas (as smoke, fog, or mist)


a. : a substance and a propellant (as compressed gas) in a container with a valve through which the substance is dispensed as an aerosol ; especially : a liquid containing an active agent (as an insecticide, germicide, medicine, or cosmetic)

b. : a container for this

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