aerosol bomb

noun
1. a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive
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a thermobaric bomb can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb

Hypernyms: ↑bomb, ↑fuel-air explosive, ↑FAE
2. a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
Hypernyms: ↑dispenser
Hyponyms: ↑pepper spray

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noun
: a small container for dispensing an aerosol usually by release of pressure

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a metal receptacle, containing an inert gas under pressure, that sprays an insecticide, disinfectant, or the like when the gas is released by opening a valve.
[1940-45]

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aerosol bomb, aerosol can, or aerosol container,
a can containing an insecticide, cosmetic, or other product under pressure, that may be released as a spray or mist; spray can.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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