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spray1

spray1

 
pronunciation:
spreI
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water or another liquid flying or falling in fine drops; mist.
The sailors were soaked by the spray from the ocean waves.
synonyms:
mist, vapor
definition 2: a liquid that is made to be sprayed.
We used bug spray on the plants.
synonyms:
aerosol
definition 3: a device used to send out liquid in a mist of tiny drops.
I am using a spray to paint the house.
synonyms:
shower
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sprayed, spraying, sprays
definition 1: to send out in a spray.
He sprayed poison on the windows to kill the flies.
synonyms:
sprinkle
similar words:
disperse, spatter
definition 2: to use a spray on or cover with a spray.
She sprayed her throat with medicine.It's quicker to spray walls with paint than to use a brush.
synonyms:
sprinkle
similar words:
drizzle, mist, shower
definition 3: to come out in a spray.
Water sprayed from a hole in the hose.
synonyms:
mist
similar words:
shower, sprinkle
derivation: sprayer (n.)
Word Builder: spray +
  • sprayer:
    a tool for spraying a liquid.
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