aerosol

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aerosol  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (âr'ə-sôl')  Pronunciation Key 


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  1. A substance consisting of very fine particles of a liquid or solid suspended in a gas. Mist, which consists of very fine droplets of water in air, is an aerosol. Compare emulsion, foam.

  2. A liquid substance, such as paint, an insecticide, or a hair spray, packaged under pressure for use or application as a fine spray.


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