• WordNet 3.6
    • n nebulizer a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nebulizer An atomizer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nebulizer An instrument for reducing a liquid to spray, for inhalation, disinfection, etc.; an atomizer.
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In literature:

The world vanishes; sight, hearing, smell, taste (unless we open our mouth), and breathing, are cut off; we have become nebulous.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
This comet is about 40,000 miles in diameter, and of that class termed nebulous, having no tail, and probably no solid nucleus.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction." by Various
Nebulous memories twisted all around me and I could grasp nothing.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Perhaps pictures may be projected on the nebulous back-ground.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, September 17, 1892" by Various
But I have an idea that at certain points Lytton was rather nebulous.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
As a group their consciousness of the city's industrial problems is still nebulous.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
An explanation nebulous enough to be sage!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
She took some paper and essayed to frame some tempting, tender phrases, something nebulous and exciting, but she could not.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
How easy it was to read that the Chevalier saw nothing, save in a nebulous way, of the wonderful panorama surrounding.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Her ideas were seldom nebulous or slow in forming.
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
Where the stream stole swampwards, a mist curled slowly up from the water like beckoning ghosts draped in nebulous rags.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
Suddenly they beheld a cluster of dim, nebulous, phantom lights high up in air.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Once Hugh looked up, thinking desperately, almost seizing an idea that floated nebulous and necessary before him.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
Up to this point the history of Indian Buddhism has proved singularly nebulous.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Inspiration, nebulous and wan, stretched thin arms to her, and young ideas went shouting through her brain.
"The Devourers" by Annie Vivanti Chartres
On his way to town, and for some days after his arrival, he had been buoyed up by plans, nebulous indeed, but sufficient.
"The Great House" by Stanley J. Weyman
Nevertheless, he was nearer to a sort of rough, nebulous perception of his daughter than was Sarella herself.
"Mariquita" by John Ayscough
It was at The Tomb that he might learn something, perhaps, yet how nebulous it all was, how unsatisfying!
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
He wondered vaguely what it was, but his whole mind was set on that nebulous circle of flaming light.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
The nearer nebulous cloud had ceased to be a cloud now.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun

In poetry:

Beyond the need of weeping,
Beyond the reach of hands,
May she be quietly sleeping,
In what dim nebulous lands?
Ah, she who understands!
"Vanitas" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
We were plighted with timid fidelity
To the very same nebulous mystery
As the cityscape spreading unendingly
Far beyond the Neva, through the distances.
"White Night" by Boris Pasternak
When I look from my window at night,
And the welkin above is all white,
All throbbing and panting with stars,
Among them majestic is standing
Sandalphon the angel, expanding
His pinions in nebulous bars.
"Sandalphon. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Little by little and one by one,
Out of the ether, were worlds created;
Star and planet and sea and sun,
All in the nebulous Nothing waited
Till the Nameless One Who has many a name
Called them to being and forth they came.
"One" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oh thou complaining sea, that fillest the wide void spaces
Of the blue nebulous air with thy perpetual moan,
Day and night, day and night, out of thy desolate places—
Tell me thy terrible secret, oh Sea! what hast thou done.
"The Voice of Many Waters" by Kate Seymour Maclean
In the liquid vault of ether hung the starry gems of light,
Blazing with unwonted splendor on the ebon brow of night;
Far across the arching concave like a train of silver lay,
Nebulous, and white, and dreamy, heaven's star-wrought Milky Way.
"The Soul’s Destiny" by Effie Afton

In news:

For Metiri Group CEO Cheryl Lemke, "Web 2.0" isn't just a nebulous label for the latest and greatest online technologies.
Galaxy Question Ion Nebulizer and Vox Communicator .
And because it's the Internet and I can do that sort of thing, you'll find samples of Coupler 's dreamy music, Briggs' stunning art, Crofton's gloriously embittered comedy and Wilkinson's nebulous, nocturnal poetry after the jump.
Galaxy Question Ion Nebulizer and Vox Communicator.
Assemble the nebulizer according to its instructions.
A slide show depicting nebulizer use.
Nebulizers are used to treat asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated.
Nebulizers deliver a stream of medicated air to the lungs over a period of time.
Nebulizers designed for use with oxygen or air require high flows of heliox to create aerosol in the respirable range.
We often hear politicians talking about the price of democracy, usually in nebulous terms about something ephemeral.
THE EVIDENCE is mounting, but proof remains a nebulous thing.
A state-of-the-art, eFlow Technology nebulizer (PARI Pharma GmbH) has lifted one Denver Zoo orangutan 's health and spirits.
My relationship with Lissie's music stems from some rather nebulous roots.
A nebulous State Police investigation into the conduct of two off-duty Revere Police Officers this week is short on certainties and long on postulation.
Finding a common definition of SCM (supply chain management) can be as nebulous as describing color to a blind person or sound to a deaf person.

In science:

The faint nebulous extension, which is a (cid:147)companion(cid:148) galaxy, has narrow emission lines of [O II], [O III] and Hb at redshift 0.542 with R magnitude of 20.9.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
Wilhelm Herschel independently produced the first catalogues of nebulæ, and noticed remarkable concentrations of nebulæ on the sky.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Many astronomers of the XIX and early XX century investigated the distribution of nebulæ in order to understand their relation to the local “sidereal system”, the Milky Way.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
In that paper, Zwicky correctly noticed that the masses of nebulæ, derived from rotation curves, are underestimated.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
The question of the origin of clusters of galaxies was addressed as soon as the extragalactic In 1927 Lundmark287 suggested that clusters could form nature of nebulæ was established.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
The different velocity dispersions of cluster and field nebulæ led however Zwicky513 to reject the latter of Hubble’s possibilities.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Figure 29: Results of the simulation of a collision between two nebulæ.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
In 1937 Zwicky513 imagined that collisions might lead to the disruption of certain types of nebulæ, which could explain why the morphological mix of cluster galaxies is different from the field.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Herschel’s works, and Hubble’s Realm of the Nebulæ, respectively.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Hubble (1932) was the first to report the detection on photographic plates of 140 nebulous ob jects, provisionally identified as globular clusters.
The globular cluster system of M31
Herbig-Haro ob jects (Herbig 1950,Haro 1950) are small nebulous ob jects that trace jet-like, collimated structures, with characteristic emission spectra of hydrogen and optical forbidden lines of [O I], [N II], and [S II], in the red wavelengths.
Structure and Physical Conditions in MHD Jets from Young Stars
Herschel reported his discovery the following year (Herschel 1785), and for the next century astronomers debated whether these dark ob jects where truly voids, left by the stars as theorized by Herschel, or were perhaps nebulous dark regions observed pro jected upon a dense and bright stellar background.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
The so-called fluid inner core is totally nebulous in nature.
Comments on the ERA-2005 numerical theory of Earth rotation
Hind ‘noticed a very small nebulous looking object’ roughly 18′′ west of a tenth magnitude star in Taurus.
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds
Barnard’s photographs showed that many dark clouds were feebly nebulous, confirming impressions he gained from visual observations.
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds