Adjective "aerosol" definition and examples

(Aerosol may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A substance enclosed under pressure and released as a fine spray by means of a propellant gas.
  1. 'A fine mist is created as water passes over a high-frequency ultrasonic nebulizer - a device that creates an aerosol spray.'
  2. 'This gas has long been used as a propellant in aerosol sprays and in refrigerators.'
  3. 'Because the release of aerosols is centered over land, its cooling effects tend to be localized over continents.'
  4. 'Space sprays or aerosols can be effective for rapid knockdown and kill of adult flies present during the application.'
  5. 'Methods of delivery include drug-filled rubber bullets, aerosol sprays and dosing a people's food or water supplies.'
  6. 'Rapidly dissolving tablets and an aerosol spray are available for sublingual use.'
  7. 'One day he comes up with this idea to make dog poop disappear with an aerosol spray…'
  8. 'One took out an aerosol can and began spray painting green paint over the bottom of the shutters of the shop opposite.'
  9. 'Although many nerve agents are called gases, they're actually liquids that can be released as an aerosol or mixed with other liquids.'
  10. 'One of the two accomplices attempted to spray an aerosol in her face before the gang fled empty-handed.'
  11. 'At night, I danced with an aerosol of spray paint in my hand.'
  12. 'The new drive-thru will cover everything from glass, paper, cans, aerosols, scrap metal, plastic bottles and textiles.'
  13. 'the organisms are spread in the aerosols generated by showers'
  14. 'Scientists measure the amount of carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur aerosols, ozone, dust, and other chemicals in ice cores.'
  15. 'It is also providing critical observations of atmospheric particles, called aerosols, over the ice sheets and the rest of the world.'

More definitions

1. Physical Chemistry. a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas; smoke or fog.

2. a liquid substance, as a disinfectant or deodorant, sealed in a metal container under pressure with an inert gas or other activating agent and released as a spray or foam through a push-button valve or nozzle: an aerosol for cleaning ovens.

3. aerosol bomb. adjective

4. of or containing a liquid or gas under pressure for dispensing as a spray or foam: a deodorant available in aerosol cans

More examples(as adjective)

"technologies can be aerosol."

"sprays can be aerosol."

"products can be aerosol."


1920s: from aero- + sol.