Definition of applicator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaplɪkeɪtə/


A device used for inserting something or for applying a substance to a surface: an eyeshadow applicator fertilizer and herbicide applicators
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  • When you insert cotton-tipped applicators or tissues in your ear, the wax is just pushed deeper into the ear canal.
  • They are working on herbicide applicators and seed drills for restoration work.
  • 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.


Mid 17th century: from Latin applicat- 'fastened to' (from the verb applicare) + -or1.

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