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[ap-li-key-ter] /ˈæp lɪˌkeɪ tər/
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.
Origin of applicator
1650-60; applicate (see applicative) + -or2 Unabridged
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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.
  • Required for anyone who must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator.
British Dictionary definitions for applicator


a device, such as a spatula or rod, for applying a medicine, glue, etc
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applicator in Medicine

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

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