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dispenser

Definitions of dispenser
  1. noun
    a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
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    aerosol, aerosol bomb, aerosol can, aerosol container, spray can
    a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    atomiser, atomizer, nebuliser, nebulizer, spray, sprayer
    a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    inhalator, inhaler
    a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion
    roll-on
    a dispenser of a liquid cosmetic (such as a deodorant) having a revolving ball as an applicator
    slinger ring
    dispenser consisting of a tubular ring around the propeller hub of an airplane through which antifreeze solution is spread over the blades
    soap dispenser
    dispenser of liquid soap
    airbrush
    an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air
    pepper spray
    a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent
    type of:
    container
    any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
  2. noun
    a person who dispenses
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    type of:
    provider, supplier
    someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
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