a simple device, as a rod, spatula, or the like, for applying medication, cosmetics, glue, or any other substance not usually touched with the fingers.

1650–60; applicate (see applicative) + -or2 Unabridged
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applicator (ˈæplɪˌkeɪtə)
a device, such as a spatula or rod, for applying a medicine, glue, etc

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applicator ap·pli·ca·tor (āp'lĭ-kā'tər)
An instrument for applying something, such as a medication.

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To ensure even distribution, use an applicator to fertilize your lawn.
As with any powerful tool, proper and effective use of pesticides depends upon
  the judgment of the trained applicator.
To pay your license fee online, you will need your applicator number.
The development of the core exam is one more step toward insuring a
  knowledgeable and competent applicator industry.
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