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pronunciation:
spreI
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water or another liquid flying or falling in fine droplets, as from the nozzle of a hose.
synonyms:
mist, vapor
definition 2: a burst or jet of liquid in fine particles, as from a pressurized can.
synonyms:
aerosol
definition 3: a liquid preparation made to be applied or dispensed by spraying, such as an insecticide, paint, or cosmetic.
synonyms:
aerosol
definition 4: a device for applying or dispensing a liquid by spraying.
synonyms:
atomizer, shower, spray can, sprinkler
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sprayed, spraying, sprays
definition 1: to emit or disperse (a liquid) in fine droplets or particles.
This device sprays water.
synonyms:
atomize, sprinkle
similar words:
diffuse, disperse, spatter, vaporize
definition 2: to treat or cover with a spray.
She sprayed her throat with medicine.It's quicker to spray the walls with paint than to use a brush.
synonyms:
sprinkle
similar words:
drizzle, mist, shower
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to emit or disperse a spray.
synonyms:
sprinkle
definition 2: to issue forth in a spray.
Water sprayed from the punctured hose.
synonyms:
mist
similar words:
diffuse, shower, sprinkle, vaporize
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derivation: sprayer (n.)
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  • sprayer:
    a tool for spraying a liquid.
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