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[neb-yuh-lahyz] /ˈnɛb yəˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), nebulized, nebulizing.
to reduce to fine spray; atomize.
verb (used without object), nebulized, nebulizing.
to become vague, indistinct, or .
a device for converting a drug in liquid form into a mist or fine spray which is inhaled through a mask to provide medication for the respiratory system Also called inhalator
(transitive) to convert (a liquid) into a mist or fine spray; atomize

1865, agent noun from verb nebulize “to reduce to a mist or spray” (1865), from Latin nebula “mist” (see nebula) + -ize. Related: Nebulization.

nebulizer neb·u·liz·er (něb’yə-lī’zər)
A device used to reduce liquid to an extremely fine cloud, especially for delivering medication to the deep part of the respiratory tract.
A device that reduces liquid to an extremely fine cloud, especially used for delivering medication to the deep part of the respiratory tract.


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