American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gaseous suspension of fine solid or liquid particles.
- n. A substance, such as paint, detergent, or insecticide, packaged under pressure with a gaseous propellant for release as a spray of fine particles.
- n. An aerosol bomb.
- n. A gaseous or airborne cloud of particulate matter, either as a solid, liquid, or gas, which forces another substance out of a spray can.
- n. physical chemistry A colloidal system in which the dispersed phase is composed of either solid or liquid particles and in which the dispersal medium is some gas, usually air.
- n. a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
- n. a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
- From aero- < Ancient Greek ἀήρ ("air") + sol ("solution"). (Wiktionary)
- aero- + sol(ution). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Now add jet fuel (basically kerosene) into it, turned into an aerosol from a catastrophic impact.”
“Expect it to be on offer in aerosol form by 2012, combined with a warm cookie scent.”
“It has risen sharply in the 1990s concurrently with the dramatic increase in Chinese aerosol emissions.”
“Chances are, it's the differntial in aerosol use from day to day.”
“And it is the first time we have gotten global long-term aerosol information over land to go with information already available on aerosol measurements over the world's oceans.”
“Raabe is a manufacturer of branded custom matched touch-up paint and provider of private label aerosol paint filling services.”
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“Every toilet flush creates an unseen mist detectable at head height that can travel up to 15 feet away from the toilet bowl—known as the aerosol effect.”
“To understand what bentonite has to do with this so-called aerosol form of anthrax requires a brief foray into the intricacies of bioweapons production.”
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