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A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; it is produced by forcing the liquid from the minute opening of an atomizer, mixing it with air.


A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; produced by forcing the liquid from the minute opening of an atomizer, mixed with air.


A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; produced by forcing liquid through minute opening of an atomizer, mixing it with air.


material applied in liquid form by pressure through a fine orifice creating a mist of fine droplets, e.g. insecticidal spray in a spray dip, pressure pack spray of insecticide or wound treatment.

a substance which has been dried by spraying onto a revolving heated drum and retrieved by scraping it from the drum.
spray drift
chemical spray being applied to an agricultural crop may be toxic to animals and be carried from its target by wind. Poisoning by organophosphates and arsenic has been caused in this way.
spray freezing
direct application of freezing agent, e.g. liquid nitrogen, by fine spray or stream.
spray race
a lane with high fences, see race (2), used to restrain animals while they are being sprayed, usually with insecticide.

Patient discussion about spray

Q. I am allergic to most of artificial perfumes and body sprays. is there is any method of treatment? If posible, also i need some advices about how to keep my body odour fresh and cool.

A. It depends what you mean by allergic. If you mean that all deodorants/ perfumes and such cause you skin rash - or eczema (a type of mild dermatitis), then it is a very known reaction to ingredients in those products that contain alcohol. You should buy only product that say 'anti-perspirant' on them, meaning they are less likely to cause such allergies. If you are suffering from mal body odur you should bathe twice a day (and use also an 'anti-perspirant' soap.) and consult a dermatologist on the proper treatment for you.

Q. I was told that platinum is used in fragrances for the fullness of the spray. Please tell me more! Three years ago I was diagnosed with off the lab chart levels of platinum in my body. I have no hobby or avenue for exposure other than my work. I have sold fragrances for over ten years. Even the Regional EPA Air Quality person doesnt know where I am getting this. I was told by a health director who made some calls. He told me that platinum is used in fragrances for the "fullness of the spray". Would you please tell me more about this? Thank you!

A. Thank you Joseph83! What list of materials shall I look at? I know that the FDA doesn't regulate these products; also, I wonder if there is a masking name for platinum. I have so much of this in me, it just has to come from somewhere! I'm amazed that the EPA SUPPOSEDLY doesn't know where its coming from either.

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Two-spray models feature Rain and RainO2 spray patterns, while the three-spray variants are enhanced by the addition of a tension-relieving Massage spray.
Airless chopper, wet-out and gel-coat spray systems feature "no-flush" external mixing and are reported to offer simple operation, built-in safety factors, and fast, efficient production.
Quick tip: For faces -- spray into hands and then apply to face.
Food and Drug Administration seeking marketing approval for its aerosol lingual spray version of nitroglycerin under Section 505(b) (2) application that relies on data developed by NovaDel and historical data published in the literature.
In August 2004, the women's groups bought a machine to crush the neem seeds into the powder used for the sprays, with support from SECURE and CWS/CSA.
According to a State Department spokesperson, "To date, no reports of alleged adverse health effects related to the spray program have been substantiated.
Jeanne Stellman says the greatest exposures were about six orders of magnitude higher than those of people who were not near spray zones.
Because the IPP clear coat is a powder dispersed in water, it's possible to apply this powder-slurry mixture via a standard production spray system, and place it directly atop the uncured color coats.
OC sprays rely on propellants to dispense their contents.
Prior to baking, one row of spray guns provides an intermittent, automatic high-pressure stream of water to split the top of the dough, and a second row sprays butter into the split.
Virtually all solvent- or CFC-based sprays have a large "plume" associated with them.