Definition of Spraying

1. Noun. The dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft).

Exact synonyms: Crop-dusting
Generic synonyms: Diffusion, Dispersal, Dispersion, Dissemination
Category relationships: Aircraft



2. Noun. A quantity of small objects flying through the air. "A spray of bullets"
Exact synonyms: Spray
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Spray

3. Noun. The application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer.
Generic synonyms: Application, Coating, Covering
Specialized synonyms: Spray Painting
Derivative terms: Spray

Definition of Spraying

1. Verb. (present participle of spray) ¹

2. Noun. The act by which something is sprayed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spraying

1. spray [v] - See also: spray

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spraying

spray cans
spray gun
spray paint
spray painting
sprayable
sprayboard
sprayboards
spraydeck
spraydecks
sprayed
sprayer
sprayers
sprayey
sprayier
sprayiest
spraying (current term)
sprayings
spraylike
spraypaint
spraypainted
spraypainter
spraypainters
spraypainting
spraypaints
sprayproof
sprays
sprayskirt
sprayskirts
spread
spread-eagle

Literary usage of Spraying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"spraying. The peach is subject to the attacks of numerous disease and insect enemies, and thorough spraying is required for success in most cases. ..."

2. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society (1899)
"I believe spraying helps [invigorates] the tree no matter whether you kill ... I have never received any benefit from spraying, and I have tried to follow ..."

3. Catalogue of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University by Ethelyn Maria Tucker, Charles Sprague Sargent (1917)
"2 spraying Bailey, LH Notions about the spraying of trees; with remarks on the canker-worm. ... Gould, HP Notes on spraying and on the San Jose' scale. ..."

4. Annual Report by State Entomologist of Indiana (1910)
"Third spraying.—This spraying should be made about ten days or two weeks after ... This spraying is made to supplement the second spraying, and is made for ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1903)
"The practice of spraying is now recognized as an essential part of the work of the ... Professor Weed's little manual on "spraying Crops" has been generally ..."

6. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1908)
"The spraying of Fruit Tree«. MR. COURTHOPE: I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, ..."

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