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spray 1

a. Water or other liquid moving in a mass of dispersed droplets, as from a wave.
b. A moving mass of particles or projectiles: a spray of bullets.
a. A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container.
b. A pressurized container; an atomizer.
c. Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
v. sprayed, spray·ing, sprays
1. To disperse (a liquid, for example) in a mass or jet of droplets, particles, or small pieces.
2. To apply a spray to (a surface); hit with a spray.
1. To discharge sprays of liquid.
2. To be directed or dispersed in a spray.
3. Zoology To urinate on various objects as a way of marking territory.

[From obsolete spray, to sprinkle, from Middle Dutch sprayen.]

spray′er n.

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spray brooch

spray 2

1. A small branch bearing buds, flowers, or berries.
2. Something, such as a decorative motif, that resembles such a branch.

[Middle English, from Old English *spræg.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprayer - a worker who applies spray to a surfacesprayer - a worker who applies spray to a surface
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
2.sprayer - a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mistsprayer - a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
airbrush - an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air
dispenser - a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
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He said that Rs 3000 subsidy was being provided by Punjab government on hand sprayers, Rs 15,000 subsidy on Power Sprayer, and Rs 50,000 subsidy on tractor mounted boom sprayers.
The agriculture department will provide subsidy of Rs 3,000 on hand sprayer, Rs 15,000 on power sprayer and Rs 50,000 on a tractor-mounted sprayer to farmers.
Tenders are invited for Supply of tractor mounted & operated air sleeve multi boom herbicide nozzle sprayer and petrol driven back-pack power sprayer with herbicide nozzle at coimbatore international airport, coimbatore.
a - large diameter of the sprayer aperture, mm; b - small diameter of the sprayer aperture, mm; [D.
the spraying distance of the vapour sprayer and the diameter of the spray pattern at the distance of 3 and 5 m.
This month, HFN's Innovation Ovations went to a high-end wine appliance and dispenser, and a butter sprayer that was a hit on ABC's "Shark Tank.
Two of the receivers were allocated on the tips of the spray boom and one was allocated in the center of the displacement axis of the self-propelled sprayer.
One large player in the sprayer business was the John Bean Mfg.
has announced the release of its updated RTX Texture Sprayer product line, ideal for interior and exterior finishing of textured materials, including EIFS, drywall mud and decorative finishing.
The new sprayer reduced average pesticide use by 46% to 68%, with an average cost savings of $230 per acre for ornamental nurseries.
This challenge is now overcome by our automated, variable-rate, air-assisted, precision sprayer.
20 January 2016 - French agricultural sprayer maker Exel Industries has acquired 100% of US-based ET Works LLC, known as Equipment Technologies, and makers of the Apache sprayers, Exel said.