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[at-uh-mahy-zer] /ˈæt əˌmaɪ zər/
an apparatus for reducing liquids to a fine spray, as for medicinal or cosmetic application.
1860-65; atomize + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for atomizer
  • Making droplets from an atomizer or hose-nozzle is a dynamic sort of thing.
  • One device that has been used to control liquid atomization is a velocity-modulated atomizer.
  • Formulated as a dry powder, supplied as capsules and administered using an atomizer device.
  • The results show that the piezoelectric driver in the atomizer contains several discrete resonant frequencies.
  • The graphic is a tool to better understand high-tech processes for making fine metal powders in a machine called an atomizer.
  • Adjustable spray atomizer modified to feed from a calibrated test tube or bottle.
  • Instead, they are filled with a flavored liquid and an atomizer which creates a vapor similar to smoke.
British Dictionary definitions for atomizer


a device for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, such as the nozzle used to feed oil into a furnace or an enclosed bottle with a fine outlet used to spray perfumes or medicines
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Word Origin and History for atomizer

1865, agent noun from atomize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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atomizer in Medicine

atomizer at·om·iz·er (āt'ə-mī'zər)
A device used to reduce liquid medication to a fine spray or aerosol.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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