What does aerosol mean?

Definitions for aerosol
ˈɛər əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒlaerosol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aerosol(noun)

    a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

  2. aerosol, aerosol container, aerosol can, aerosol bomb, spray can(noun)

    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. aerosol(Noun)

    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. aerosol(Noun)

    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. aerosol(Adjective)

    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. Origin: 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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How to say aerosol in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    Particularly now that we're getting some inklings that there's transmission of infection from an asymptomatic person who is not coughing, who is not sneezing, who just appears well. Well, then how do you think that's happening ? it very well could be aerosol. Maybe not aerosol, you know, that goes on for hours. But even the slight aerosol in which you're talking to somebody. If that's the case, we should at least look at the data and try to make a decision about that.

  3. Harvey Fineberg:

    If you generate an aerosol of the virus with no circulation in a room, it's conceivable that if you walk through later, you could inhale the virus, but if you're outside, the breeze will likely disperse it.

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