from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for reducing a liquid to spray, for inhalation, disinfection, etc.; an atomizer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An atomizer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device used to convert liquid into a fine spray of aerosols, by means of oxygen, compressed air, or ultrasonic vibration; sometimes also referred to as an atomizer.
  • noun medicine A device used to administer a medicine into the lungs, by converting the medicine from liquid state into a fine spray of aerosols, to be inhaled through the nose or mouth. The conversion of liquid medicine is performed by means of oxygen or compressed air or ultrasonic vibration, which differ from the aerosolizing means used by inhalers and vaporizers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist


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nebulize +‎ -er


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  • I always think "nebbish" when I hear this word, so I would never use the apparatus.

    December 11, 2010