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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.
See also: spray

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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"First, households must be informed of the spraying schedule and the purpose of spraying, giving the occupants time to prepare and vacate the house.
A response submitted by the Ministry of Defense to a Freedom of Information petition filed by Gisha in 2016 revealed that the chemical agents used in the spraying include glyphosate ("Roundup"), which had been declared a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and has been banned in many countries around the world.
Maas is among environment groups that submitted an eight-point environmental agenda to the incoming ruler on May 19, which includes a ban on aerial spraying of pesticides.
To establish the coating growth rate model under the prescribed dip-angle spraying, unknown parameters in formula (5) need to be solved further.
In short, this paper reports the results of a spraying system tested with three axi-symmetric full cone spray nozzles at the temperature ranging from 20 to 90[degrees]C and the load pressure ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 bar.
Landers begins by saying: "Accurate application through practical innovation is the basis for 'Effective Vineyard Spraying.'" He states that the grower should apply a healthy mix of common sense with technology to achieve the best results.
The researchers also took blood samples from 28 children before spraying and then 24 hours afterwards, and looked for chromosome breaks using the comet assay.
One season was enough to show the difference: spiders, wasps and beetles--which feed on cotton pests--returned to the fields once the chemical spraying stopped.
In June of 2003, Colombia's National Council on Dangerous Drugs passed a resolution that permits the spraying of illicit crops in the national parks.
The basic components for crown spraying include: a spray head that can be pulled through the sewer at a controlled rate; a chemical storage tank that provides a reservoir for the slurry to be applied; and a pump capable of pumping the slurry to the spray head from the chemical tank.
Louis area during the summer 2002 spraying. Its suggestions apply to any local health department that sprays synthetic pyrethroids and falsely implies they are "safe."
And in South Africa, the recent reintroduction of DDT spraying had reduced malaria rates by 75 percent over two years.
While spraying to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus among campers and staff may make sense, the action poses another risk for camp owners to consider.
I will also describe our support for the Colombian government's aerial spraying program.
An inmate brought a pro se [sections] 1983 action against a corrections officer alleging that the officer inflicted cruel and unusual punishment by unjustly spraying him with a pepper-based chemical spray.