spray

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[[t]spreɪ[/t]]
n.
1) water or other liquid broken up into minute droplets and blown, ejected into, or falling through the air
2) chem. pha a jet of fine particles of liquid discharged from an atomizer or other device
3) a liquid to be discharged or applied in such a jet
4) an apparatus or device for discharging such a liquid
5) a quantity of small objects, flying or discharged through the air:
a spray of shattered glass[/ex]
6) to scatter in the form of fine particles
7) to apply or direct in a spray
8) to sprinkle or treat with a spray
9) to scatter or discharge a spray
10) to issue forth in a spray
Etymology: 1615–25; appar. < early D spraeyen, c. MHG spræjen spray′er, n. II
spray
[[t]spreɪ[/t]] n.
1) bot a single, slender shoot, twig, or branch with its leaves, flowers, or berries
2) an arrangement of cut flowers or branches
3) an ornament resembling a spray of flowers
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME, appar. continuing OE*sprǣg; cf. OEsprǣcwith same sense

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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