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spray can

a small can whose contents are in aerosol form.
Compare aerosol bomb.
the contents of such a can or the amount it holds:
She used two spray cans of white enamel to paint the cupboard.
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spray-can, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pepper spray can be effective against all these pests.
  • In this case, the sensor triggers a spray can, which sprays a volatile odor through a post when tripped.
  • Before reaching for the spray can, reach instead for your digital camera to capture images of the culprits.
  • Expansion diluted its energy, cooling the universe in much the same way that vapor from a spray can cools when released.
  • Lose the bulky fire extinguisher and use a spray can instead.
  • The spray can become so thick during this time, however, that it obscures the view.
  • Another important thing to know is that fogger spray can be flammable.
  • Either way, a shot or spray can prevent you from catching the flu.
  • Antibacterial cleaners come in a spray can or pump bottle container.
  • Use of this herbicide as a foliar spray can result in unnecessary damage to non-target species.

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