an atomizer for spraying paint.
verb (used with object)
to paint or decorate, using an airbrush: to airbrush murals; to airbrush silk kimonos.
to remove or alter by or as by means of an airbrush: to airbrush facial lines from a photograph.
to prettify or sanitize: airbrushed versions of modern history.

1885–90; air1 + brush1 Unabridged
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airbrush (ˈɛəˌbrʌʃ)
1.  an atomizer for spraying paint or varnish by means of compressed air
2.  to paint or varnish (something) by using an airbrush
3.  to improve the image of (a person or thing) by concealing defects beneath a bland exterior: an airbrushed version of the government's record

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By that time, he had discovered the airbrush for which his resolutely
  monochromatic work is best known.
Color or shade drawings to create photographic likenesses using an airbrush.
The tool used is an airbrush, which is generally attached to an electric
  compressor that can supply air to a precision spray gun.
In this technique, droplets of ink are deposited on heated substrates using an
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