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ˈɛər əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒlaerosol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aerosolnoun

    a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

  2. aerosol, aerosol container, aerosol can, aerosol bomb, spray cannoun

    a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)


  1. aerosolnoun

    A gaseous or airborne cloud of particulate matter, either as a solid, liquid, or gas, which forces another substance out of a spray can.

    An aerosol was used to force the flea powder out of the can.

  2. aerosolnoun

    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.

  3. aerosoladjective

    In a gaseous or airborne cloud of particulate matter, either solid, liquid, or gas

    The paint came as a can of fast-drying aerosol spray.

  4. Etymology: From aero- < + sol#Etymology 4.


  1. Aerosol

    An aerosol is a suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in a gas. Examples are clouds, and air pollution such as smog and smoke. In general conversation, aerosol usually refers to an aerosol spray can or the output of such a can. Aerosols have many technological applications including aerosol sprays; dispersal of pesticides; medical treatment of respiratory illnesses and in combustion technology. Aerosol science covers a wide range of topics, such as generation and removal of aerosols, technological application and their impacts on the environment and people.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aerosol in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aerosol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of aerosol in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kossin:

    Aerosol decrease may lead to good health, but on the other hand, hurricane risk increases. This is where good things accompany bad things. It's kind of like pros and cons. tropical cyclones are fairly random animals, and they respond to the random nature of the atmosphere at any given time.

  2. Wayne Thomann:

    The N95 respirator is the most appropriate respiratory protection for patient care personnel attending Covid-19 patients, particularly performing aerosol-producing procedures on those patients, reprocessing helps us ensure they will have the best PPE to protect them.

  3. Gabriel Vecchi:

    This study shows very nicely that the impact of aerosols is not isolated to the Atlantic, but involves a global shift in the distribution of tropical cyclones, aerosols are among the most uncertain elements of the climate system, so I think that there should — and I predict there will — be follow-on studies that explore the sensitivity of the results to a range of aerosol-related uncertainties.

  4. Bryan Bzdek:

    Masks help to filter out aerosol that is generated in our respiratory tract when we breathe or speak. ( They) are most effective at filtering out larger aerosol particles and less effective at filtering out the smallest ones, this is conceptually similar to driving a car when there are a lot of insects about -- the large ones tend to impact against the windshield whereas the small ones follow the air flow around the car.

  5. William Schaffner:

    Are there side streets where it can become an aerosol and spread into the air ? Yes.

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