an apparatus for reducing liquids to a fine spray, as for medicinal or cosmetic application.

1860–65; atomize + -er1 Unabridged
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atomizer or atomiser (ˈætəˌmaɪzə)
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
atomiser or atomiser

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

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Example sentences
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.
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