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noun spray pronunciation in British English /spreɪ/ 
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singularspray
pluralsprays
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a liquid product in a container that you use by pushing a button so that the liquid is forced out through a small hole into the air

    Don't forget to pack the insect spray.

    a spray bottle/can

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] many small drops of water that are forced into the air together, for example from the sea

    The cold spray from the rocks below stung her face.

    The dog shook himself sending a spray of water into the air.

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