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Meaning of aerosol

aer•o•sol

Pronunciation: (âr'u-sôl", -sol"), [key]
— n.
  1. a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas; smoke or fog.
  2. a liquid substance, as a disinfectant or deodorant, sealed in a metal container under pressure with an inert gas or other activating agent and released as a spray or foam through a push-button valve or nozzle: an aerosol for cleaning ovens.
  3. See
—adj.
  1. of or containing a liquid or gas under pressure for dispensing as a spray or foam: a deodorant available in aerosol cans.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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