aerosol container

a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
Syn: ↑aerosol, ↑aerosol can, ↑aerosol bomb, ↑spray can
Hypernyms: ↑dispenser
Hyponyms: ↑pepper spray

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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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