noun Date: 1659 one that applies; specifically a device for applying a substance (as medicine or polish)

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  • applicator — ► NOUN ▪ a device for inserting something or applying a substance to a surface …   English terms dictionary

  • applicator — [ap′likāt΄ər] n. [< L applicatus, pp. of applicare, APPLY + OR] 1. any device for applying medicine or paint, polish, etc. 2. a person who applies a substance …   English World dictionary

  • applicator — UK [ˈæplɪˌkeɪtə(r)] / US [ˈæplɪˌkeɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms applicator : singular applicator plural applicators an object used for putting a substance on the surface of something …   English dictionary

  • applicator — [[t]æ̱plɪkeɪtə(r)[/t]] applicators N COUNT An applicator is a device that you use to put something somewhere when you do not want to touch it or do it with your hands …   English dictionary

  • applicator — aplikatorius statusas Aprobuotas sritis talpyklės, uždoriai, vartojimo įtaisai apibrėžtis Vartojimo įtaisas, naudojamas vartojant vaistą ant kūno arba į tam tikrą kūno vietą. atitikmenys: angl. applicator vok. Applikator pranc. applicateur… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Applicator — …   Wikipedia

  • applicator — /ap li kay teuhr/, n. a simple device, as a rod, spatula, or the like, for applying medication, cosmetics, glue, or any other substance not usually touched with the fingers. [1650 60; applicate (see APPLICATIVE) + OR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • applicator — noun A tool or device used to apply a fluid or semi fluid substance to a surface. See Also: application, apply …   Wiktionary

  • applicator — A slender rod of wood, flexible metal, or synthetic material, at one end of which is attached a pledget of cotton or other substance for making local applications to any accessible surface. [L. ap plico, to attach to] * * * ap·pli·ca·tor ap lə… …   Medical dictionary

  • Applicator — Аппарат для нанесения (вещества), аппликатор; аппарат для полива (слоя); Устройство накладывания (элементов деталей на поверхность); Разбрызгиватель (краски); Мазальное устройство …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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