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Definition of "spray" []

  • Water or other liquid moving in a mass of dispersed droplets, as from a wave. (noun)
  • A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container. (noun)
  • A pressurized container; an atomizer. (noun)
  • Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner. (noun)
  • To disperse (a liquid) in a mass or jet of droplets. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spray" in a sentence
  • "Bear pepper spray is a highly concentrated capsaicin spray that creates a large cloud."
  • "You may see them sit down together, sort of a brief -- what we call a spray, you go in and just take a quick picture and get out."
  • "A few years ago, our school had a parent write a racist remark on his garage in spray paint and called the local paper who published a picture of it and the man's biracial son trying to spin the article as if students and the school were harrasing his son."