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spray-on

Able to be applied (onto someone or something) as a mist or aerosol spray. Spray-on sunblock is so much more convenient than the normal kind. Too bad it doesn't work. My girlfriend insists on wearing spray-on tan whenever we go out, which I think looks horribly tacky.

spray on

1. To be able to be applied (onto someone or something) as a mist or aerosol spray. This sunblock simply sprays on, making it easy to keep you and your family protected during the summer.
2. To shoot a stream of some mist or liquid onto someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spray" and "on." We had to keep spraying on bug repellant the whole time we were camping. It got so hot that we had to spray water on the road to keep the asphalt from melting.
See also: on, spray

spray (something) onto (someone or something)

To shoot a stream of some mist or liquid onto someone or something. My parents kept spraying bug repellant onto us whenever we wanted to go out for a hike. It got so hot that we had to spray water onto the road to keep the asphalt from melting.
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spray (someone or something) with (something)

To cover, coat, or soak someone or something with a stream of some mist or liquid. My parents kept spraying us with bug repellant the whole time we were camping. It got so hot that we had to spray the roads with water to keep the asphalt from melting.
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spray someone or something with something

to coat someone or something with a mist or stream of liquid. The elephant sprayed us with water. I sprayed the fence with white paint. He sprayed himself with some of the cologne.
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spray something onto someone or something

 and spray something on
to direct a mist or stream of a liquid onto someone or something. Danny sprayed cold water onto the boys and cooled them off. Dan sprayed on some cold water. I sprayed the paint on and it dried almost immediately.
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Indoor soil levels peaked above 2 parts per million 8 days after spraying, and declined to about 0.
By 1979, the World Health Organization had formally endorsed this approach over that of preemptive insecticide spraying.
The rate of deposition, expressed in [micro]m of dry coating deposited per second of spraying, will depend on three parameters: the flow rate (in milliliters per second) of the slurry coming out of the gun nozzle; the surface area of the spray halo; and the solid content of the slurry which is directly related to its Baume density, as well as the theoretical density of the ceramic charge.
Spray-coating applications in the food processing industry are virtually unlimited: spraying rice crackers with oil before seasoning, coating pie crusts with a milk/egg white solution for proper baking, coating popcorn with butter or cheese and spraying flavors onto potato chips.
Sometimes the county ends up spraying more acreage than the state," Shaw says.
Air trigger allows feathering into tight recesses without flooding and eliminates possibility of spraying catalyst without gelcoat.
Residents of the sprayed areas are not told when spraying will occur for security reasons, so they cannot take any steps to protect themselves, their families, their crops, or their livestock.
Spraying Systems offers full cone, hollow cone, flat spray and solid stream spray patterns, with a wide range of droplet sizes and flow capacities.
Spraying the refuge will reduce the frequency of genes for susceptibility in the insect population, Shelton says.
What's at issue is the spraying of occupied passenger planes with pesticides.
Among other considerations, training should also stress that officers move away quickly after spraying a subject.
In general, compressed air assistance is recommended for spraying the water-based systems onto the surface to be coated.
IPM is an approach to pest control that relies far less On blanket spraying of chemicals than on a sophisticated understanding of both plants and pests-the mechanics, chemistry, and biology of natural systems.