Definition of applicator in English:

applicator

noun

  • 1A device used for inserting something or for applying a substance to a surface.

    • ‘The cone applicator was inserted into a mirror clamp and directed to the treatment site.’
    • ‘It is possible to topdress ammonia, but special applicators equipped with narrow knives are required to avoid damaging wheat stands.’
    • ‘Even if you are applying the intended rate per acre, odds are some of the knives on your applicator are putting out a lot more nitrogen than others.’
    • ‘The applicator allows patients to regulate their dose depending on their level of illness and has been compared to an inhaler used in the treatment of asthma.’
    • ‘With these applicators, the herbicide is applied by rubbing the weeds with a rope wetted with the chemical.’
    • ‘Because some are more liquid than others and flow quickly out of the bottle, it's advisable to pour them into a needlenose applicator or to pour a small amount onto a plastic lid and use a pin, needle or toothpick to apply it.’
    • ‘These come in bottles or syringe-like applicators and are poured into the vehicle's tank, along with unleaded petrol.’
    • ‘Use a sponge applicator or brush to apply solid colour to the lid, then blend out towards the socket and brow bone with your fingers.’
    • ‘The company offers a number of systems, including air-free syringes, tube dispensers, pens, and multishot applicators.’
    • ‘They are working on herbicide applicators and seed drills for restoration work.’
    • ‘For example, it recommends staff buy expensive shoes, certain brands, even for female staff to throw out the little applicators that come with eye shadow and buy more expensive brushes instead.’
    • ‘You can tell when your mascara is well and truly dead when it doesn't make a popping noise as you take the wand out of the applicator.’
    • ‘When you insert cotton-tipped applicators or tissues in your ear, the wax is just pushed deeper into the ear canal.’
    • ‘It holds a measly quarter-ounce of lube, which is next to nothing, but the needle-like applicator means you can oil up parts with pinpoint precision.’
    • ‘It flows well and is easily applied with most fertilizer applicators.’
    • ‘The idea is to use the roller as a wick applicator that will apply the chemical to the taller growing blades of the nutgrass, but avoid coming in contact with the lawn grasses below.’
    • ‘It's available in a flat flake, a powder with an applicator or in pencil form.’
    • ‘It comes with a brush applicator to help you apply the gloss.’
    • ‘Apply the stain with the 4-inch brush or an applicator and pad.’
    • ‘By all means, toss those compact brushes and tiny sponge applicators that come with your makeup - take my word for it, they just don't cut it!’
    1. 1.1 A person who applies a substance or installs something, such as house siding.
      • ‘Some biocides are considered pesticides, and some States require that only registered pesticide applicators apply these products in schools.’
      • ‘Of the remaining money, $200,000 was to cover the cost of a contingency measure promising every health unit a licensed pesticide applicator at the ready.’
      • ‘This highly decorative effect will require a specialist company to advise on the various finishes and trained applicators to create the finish.’
      • ‘Fumigants are dangerous, restricted-use pesticides and may require gas monitoring devices and respirator protection for the applicator.’
      • ‘When a tank of pesticide is mixed at the dilute rate, the applicator should apply it to the trees until all parts of the tree are wet.’
      • ‘David is a licensed pesticide applicator and a certified professional agronomist with the American Society of Agronomy.’
      • ‘In some cases, the studies also looked at the children of the farmworkers and pesticide applicators.’
      • ‘It can be applied by a professional applicator using special equipment to meter, mix, and spray into place.’
      • ‘But the city's pesticide applicator was given the wrong location and sprayed the park where Nathan plays.’
      • ‘I live in Dalby, which is near Stu's house, and I'm the aerial applicator or the cropduster who sprays juice crops.’
      • ‘It's the most sophisticated model designed to meet the needs of fertilizer dealers and custom applicators.’
      • ‘As a result, applicators are urged to apply pesticides only when necessary and to use protective clothing and equipment to avoid exposures by oral, dermal, or inhalation routes.’
      • ‘He is the only custom applicator applying both dry fertilizer and anhydrous.’
      • ‘A plane crash two years ago took the life of a local custom applicator, creating a need for someone to carry on a strip-tillage, zone-banding fertilizer service that the applicator shared with the co-op.’
      • ‘He estimates having this information on hand saves about 15 minutes per load, which can quickly add up to three or four hours a day in saved time for each applicator.’
      • ‘Whether growers are applying product themselves or adjuvants are being applied by custom applicators, the bottom line is opportunity.’
      • ‘It is highly recommended that fumigation be done by a commercial pesticide applicator who has been trained and EPA / NDA-certified in safe fumigant handling and application techniques.’
      • ‘A local brick supplier in your phonebook should be consulted for a product and professional applicator.’
      • ‘Commercial applicators hired to spread manure must be certified and consultants retained to prepare manure management plans must be professional agrologists or Certified Crop Advisors registered in Manitoba.’
      • ‘By forcing the industry to exchange its toxic formulas for organic alternatives, it would reduce the cancer risks faced by applicators and mail carriers, thousands of whom spend their spring and summer walking beside sprayed yards.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin applicat- fastened to (from the verb applicare) + -or.

Pronunciation:

applicator

/ˈapləˌkādər/