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The synonyms of “Spray” are: atomiser, atomizer, nebulizer, nebuliser, sprayer, spraying, shower, sprinkling, sprinkle, spritz, jet, mist, drizzle, droplets, vaporizer, aerosol, sprinkler, spread in droplets, spatter, spout, gush, spurt, shoot, squirt, stream
Spray as a Noun
Definitions of "Spray" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “spray” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A jet of vapor.
- Flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage.
- A liquid preparation which can be forced out of a can or other container in tiny drops.
- A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist.
- Water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall.
- A can or container holding a spray.
- A quantity of small objects flying through the air.
- Liquid that is blown or driven through the air in the form of tiny drops.
- An act of spraying something.
- A pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying.
Synonyms of "Spray" as a noun (17 Words)
|aerosol||A container holding an aerosol.|
The organisms are spread in the aerosols generated by showers.
|atomiser||A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist.|
|atomizer||A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist.|
Spray the bouquet with water from an atomizer to keep it fresh.
|drizzle||Light rain falling in very fine drops.|
Raw mushrooms thinly sliced and served with lemon a little salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
|droplets||A tiny drop.|
|jet||A jet engine.|
A private jet.
|mist||A cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that limits visibility (to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1 km.|
Ruth saw most of the scene through a mist of tears.
|nebuliser||A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist.|
|nebulizer||A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist.|
He needs to use a nebulizer to get drugs and oxygen to his lungs.
|shower||An act of washing oneself in a shower.|
She turned off the shower and reached for a towel.
|sprayer||A device, vehicle, or aircraft used for spraying liquids.|
Light aircraft were employed as agricultural crop sprayers.
|spraying||A pesticide in suspension or solution intended for spraying.|
|sprinkle||Tiny sugar strands and balls used for decorating cakes and desserts.|
The rain grew from a mere sprinkle to a respectable drizzle.
|sprinkler||A device used for watering lawns.|
|sprinkling||The act of sprinkling water in baptism rare.|
Baptized with a sprinkling of holy water.
|spritz||An act of squirting or spraying liquid in short bursts or the liquid sprayed.|
|vaporizer||A device that puts out a substance in the form of a vapor (especially for medicinal inhalation.|
Usage Examples of "Spray" as a noun
- Refresh your flowers with a quick spray.
- A fine spray of mud.
- A torrent of white foam and spray.
- A spray of bullets.
- A can of insect spray.
Spray as a Verb
Definitions of "Spray" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “spray” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- (in sport) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) in an unpredictable way.
- Cover by spraying with a liquid.
- (of a male cat) direct a stream of urine over (an object or area) to mark a territory.
- Sprinkle or cover with tiny drops of liquid.
- Fire a rapid succession of bullets at.
- Scatter in a mass or jet of droplets.
- Apply (liquid) to someone or something in the form of tiny drops.
- Scatter (something) somewhere with great force.
- (of liquid) be driven through the air or forced out of something in tiny drops.
- Be discharged in sprays of liquid.
Synonyms of "Spray" as a verb (12 Words)
|gush||Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet.|
Water gushed forth.
|jet||Fly a jet plane.|
Water jetted forth.
|shoot||Of a bud or shoot appear sprout.|
Those of you looking for adventure can shoot the rapids.
|shower||Take a shower wash one s body in the shower.|
Hooligans showered him with rotten eggs.
|spatter||Cover with drops or spots of something.|
The baby spattered the bib with food.
|spout||(of a whale or dolphin) eject (water vapour and air) through its blowhole.|
He was spouting platitudes about our furry friends.
|spread in droplets||Spread out or open from a closed or folded state.|
|sprinkle||Place or attach (a number of things) at irregularly spaced intervals.|
It has only sprinkled but the roads are slick.
|spritz||Spray (a liquid) in quick, short bursts.|
She spritzed some perfume behind her ears.
|spurt||Cause to gush out suddenly.|
He cut his finger and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes.
|squirt||Cause to come out in a squirt.|
Tread on one of these and a jet of water squirts up your leg.
|stream||Run with tears, sweat, or other liquid.|
My eyes were streaming.
Usage Examples of "Spray" as a verb
- Cats usually spray areas they have sprayed before.
- He began his round by spraying his fairway shots.
- Water sprayed into the air.
- Spray the wall with paint.
- Spray water on someone.
- Enemy gunners sprayed the decks of the warships.
- Water sprayed all over the floor.
- The truck shuddered to a halt, spraying gravel from under its wheels.
- Many people try to discourage their cats from spraying.
- Spray paint on the wall.
- She sprayed herself with perfume.
- The product can be sprayed on to wet or dry hair.
Associations of "Spray" (30 Words)
|asunder||Into parts or pieces.|
|diffuse||Spread or diffuse through.|
The problem is how to diffuse power without creating anarchy.
|diffusion||(physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration.|
The rate of diffusion of a gas.
|dispel||Make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.|
|dispersal||The act of dispersing or diffusing something.|
The dispersal of the John Willett Collection.
|disperse||Denoting a phase dispersed in another phase as in a colloid.|
Winds dispersed the radioactive cloud high in the atmosphere.
|dispersed||Distributed or spread over a considerable extent.|
Has ties with many widely dispersed friends.
|dispersion||The separation of white light into colours or of any radiation according to wavelength.|
Some seeds rely on birds for dispersion.
|disseminate||Spread throughout an organ or the body.|
There is a subset of these low grade tumours that can disseminate and migrate.
|dissemination||The opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate.|
The dissemination of public information.
|dissipate||Waste or fritter away (money, energy, or resources.|
He wanted to dissipate his anger.
|distribution||The spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume.|
The distribution of nerve fibers.
|diversify||Make (more) diverse.|
Diversify a course of study.
|effluence||A substance that flows out from something.|
|imbue||Fill soak or imbue totally.|
His works are invariably imbued with a sense of calm and serenity.
|intersperse||Place at intervals in or among.|
Deep pools interspersed by shallow shingle banks.
|perfuse||Cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across.|
The isolated perfused rat liver.
His personality has begun to permeate through the whole organization.
|pervasiveness||The quality of spreading widely or being present throughout an area or a group of people.|
The pervasiveness of violence on television.
Cultured cells often proliferate indefinitely.
|proliferation||Growth by the rapid multiplication of parts.|
Stress levels are high forcing upon them a proliferation of ailments.
|prolix||Tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length.|
He found the narrative too prolix and discursive.
|scatter||The scattering of light other electromagnetic radiation or particles.|
A scatter of boulders round the pothole mouth.
|scattered||Occurring or found at intervals or various locations rather than all together.|
|sprayer||A worker who applies spray to a surface.|
Apply two light coats with a sprayer.
Bobby spread his arms wide.
|spreading||Act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time.|
|sprinkle||Cover (an object or surface) with small drops or particles of a substance.|
I sprinkled the floor with water.
|strew||Spread by scattering ( is archaic.|
Leaves strewed the path.
|suffuse||Gradually spread through or over.|
The first half of the poem is suffused with idealism.