• (America) IPA: /ˈɛɹəsɔl/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɛəɹəsɒl/

aerosol (plural aerosols)

  1. A mixture of fine solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in a gaseous medium.
    Examples of common aerosols are mist, fog, and smoke. (JCS Pub. 1-02).
  2. An aerosol can.
  3. The payload (e.g. insecticide, paint, oil, cosmetics) and propellant contained by an aerosol can.
  4. (physics) A colloidal system in which the dispersed phase is composed of either solid or liquid particles and in which the dispersal medium is some gas, usually air.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: aerosol
  • Russian: аэрозо́ль

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