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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.


n a liquid divided into smaller streams, as by a jet of air or steam.


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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When cuffing subjects who have been sprayed, officers should take care to avoid being contaminated by the OC residue.
The person bent on moth mayhem also becomes aware that reporting egg-mass counts to the county gypsy-moth officer before November is critical to the determination of which areas will be sprayed with Bt or Dimilin (see "Gypsy's Nemesis," page 64.
On July 11, 1993, an officer from the Concord, North Carolina, Police Department sprayed a 24-year-old male charged with disorderly conduct.
We are talking about agencies of our government and most heavily used public facilities where toxic chemicals are being sprayed to kill weeds,'' said Clary.
The high-solids slurry sets in 15 to 20 min and can be sprayed, laminated, cast, and injected to create stone-like statuary, architectural decoration, solid surfacing, or molds.
Turn batter into a nonstick loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Micro Laboratories has developed a non-aspirin pain reliever that can be sprayed under the tongue for immediate relief of headaches, muscle pain, etc.
With District Attorney Terence Hallinan's blessing, Addario issued the ban after a Millbrae man died following an April 6 incident in which San Francisco police sprayed him while trying to subdue him.
Electronic devices, modules or circuit cards are sprayed directly with a non-conductive and environmentally safe fluid that, through vaporization, cools the electronics to a low, stable temperature.
It was sprayed with chopped glass for 75-90 sec at a 24-sq-ft target over a distance of 32 in.
The flavor sprays are designed to be sprayed right on foods,'' Luciani said.
Malathion, along with two other pesticides, were sprayed over the city last summer to eradicate the West Nile virus carried by mosquitoes that allegedly killed seven people.