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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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spraying - the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)spraying - the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, diffusion - the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
2.spraying - a quantity of small objects flying through the air; "a spray of bullets"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
3.spraying - the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
spray painting - applying paint with a sprayer
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With this process option, spray processes and injection flood washing can be performed at adjustable pressures between 10 and 16 bar via two spraying bars.
The Department of Health (DOH)-Calabarzon conducted a training program on insecticide application and dengue indoor and outdoor residual spraying in Batangas province.
JERUSALEM, Wednesday, January 09, 2019 (WAFA) -- A number of human rights organizations called on Israel to stop spraying dangerous herbicides over the Gaza Strip because they endanger health and crops in the besieged sea enclave, a press release by Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said on Wednesday.
DAVAO CITY -- An environment group is appealing to presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to ban aerial spraying nationwide, nine years after the city council, under Duterte as vice mayor, passed an ordinance banning the practice.
The 910th's capability is used to spray areas larger than 5,000 acres from an altitude ranging from 100 to 150 feet, depending on the type of spraying being done.
The combination of the preeflow positive displacement volumetric pump and a low-flow spray chamber guarantees high performance spraying of low to high viscosity fluids.
One of the key difficulties in the research of spraying trajectory planning is to establish a coating growth rate model with high accuracy and wide applicability [1-3].
According to Byron and Hamey [5], Miller et al [6], and Spraying System CO [7], nozzle angle of 110[degrees] should be used with nozzle heights of less than 50 cm and have become an adopted standard that to give a uniform volume distribution pattern.
Available on-line or in hard copy, the catalogue covers spray nozzle options for just about any possible spraying application including; full cone nozzles, hollow cone nozzles, flat fan and misting nozzles, tank washing heads, spray lances and spray bars, plus specialist purpose nozzles.
Size and shape of the part--To improve transfer efficiency, it is important that your spray pattern height matches the part you are spraying. Material blow-by from too large of a spray pattern reduces transfer efficiency.
Whiles a seminal literature has been seen so far on the flow behavior and jet disintegration of heated liquids from axisymmetric swirl type spray nozzles, the process of spraying the hot liquids is one in which the spray jet is disintegrated by thermal and kinetic energies of partially evaporated liquids.
Vineyard spraying costs money because most spray materials and application equipment are expensive, and equipment must be operated by people, whom are expensive to hire.