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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neb•u•lizeˈnɛb yəˌlaɪz(v. t.)-lized, -liz•ing.

  1. to reduce to fine spray; atomize.

Origin of nebulize:

1870–75

neb′u•liz`er(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. nebulizer(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.

  2. nebulizer(Noun)

    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 characterized to be performed by means of oxygen or compressed air or ultrasonic vibration, which differ from the aerosolizing means used by related devices such as inhalers and vaporizers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nebulizer(noun)

    an atomizer

Freebase

  1. Nebulizer

    In medicine, a nebulizer is a drug delivery device used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. Nebulizers are commonly used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases. Analytical Nebulizers are another form of nebulizer and are used primarily in laboratory settings for elemental analysis. Nebulizers use oxygen, compressed air or ultrasonic power to break up medical solutions and suspensions into small aerosol droplets that can be directly inhaled from the mouthpiece of the device. The definition of an aerosol is a "mixture of gas and liquid particles," and the best example of a naturally occurring aerosol is mist, formed when small vaporized water particles mixed with hot ambient air are cooled down and condense into a fine cloud of visible airborne water droplets.

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