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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At just £5.99 the Blitzer costs less than a can of airbrush propellant!
▪ Klein and Jean Tinguely used fire, Hamilton appropriated the commercial artist's airbrush.
▪ Other semi-thin paints have similar properties when used with the airbrush.
▪ The artist who did my album cover used an airbrush and I got him to do three guitars for me.
▪ Gavin would have to be bribed to airbrush out my entire body.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

airbrush \airbrush\, air brush \air brush\ A kind of atomizer for applying liquid coloring matter, such as paint, in a spray by compressed air.


airbrush \airbrush\ v. t.

  1. 1. to paint with an airbrush. The old car looks like new now that we airbrushed it

  2. to alter or remove by use of an airbrush. ``After the photographer airbrushed out the wrinkles on her face she looked twenty years younger.''


alt. A miniature, handheld paint sprayer, powered by compressed air or other gas, used for delicate, artistic painting, or sometimes retouching of photographs. n. A miniature, handheld paint sprayer, powered by compressed air or other gas, used for delicate, artistic painting, or sometimes retouching of photographs. vb. 1 To paint using an airbrush#Noun. 2 To touch up or enhance a photograph, often with intent to mislead.

  1. n. an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air

  2. v. paint with an airbrush; "The old car looks like new now that we airbrushed it"


An airbrush is a small, air-operated tool that sprays various media, most often paint but also ink and dye, by a process of nebulization. Spray painting developed from the airbrush and is considered to employ a type of airbrush.

Usage examples of "airbrush".

They often reserve their innermost fantasies for static, airbrushed images and anonymous encounters in chat rooms.

Before I closed it back up I dusted it off with an airbrush and also used some Isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab to clean the lens.

The van is now sporting an airbrushed mural of a desert sunset, and the con bowls Wednesday nights in a league.

The studio was at the top of a staircase over a deli, a cramped office with a wall plastered with heavily airbrushed photos of smiling children and happy families.

They rocked along in a jangle of light past appliance shops with Aztec temples painted on their facades, bodegas clubs souvenir shops, their bright windows aglitter with crystal crosses gilt madonnas rhinestone eagle knives flashing in miles of red midnight, little stucco caves with corrugated iron doors rolled partway down, interiors littered with every form of cheapness: mirrors with ornate tin frames, torrero capes with airbrushed scenes from the Plaza del Toros, sombreros festooned with embroidery and bits of broken mirror, switchblades with dragons worked in gold paint you could scrape off with your thumbnail.

Woody Allen type, or even a sort of social amnesia, the public erasure in which the Stalinist airbrushes remove Trotsky from the photographs of the makers of the Bolshevik revolution.

With the advance of technological subtleties, partly thanks to Moto-Prosthetics, Carialle had designed arms that could hold actual fiber brushes and airbrushes, to apply paints to the surface of the canvases over the base work.

I paint airbrush pictures on the sides of custom vans, and pinstripe motorcycle fuel tanks, that kind of stuff.

Over dinner Fielding explained to me about the lucrative contingencies of pornography, the pandemonium of Forty-Second Street, the Boylesk dealerships on Seventh Avenue with their prodigies of chickens and chains, the Malibu circuit with the crews splashing through the set at dusk for the last degrees of heft and twang and purchase from the beached male lead on the motel floor, the soft proliferations of soft core in worldwide cable and network and its careful codes of airbrush and dick-wipe, the stupendous aberrations of Germany and Japan, the perversion-targeting in video mail-order, the mob snuff-movie operation conceived in Mexico City and dying in the Five Boroughs.

Most impressive of all was the way Volker had used an optical scanner to pick up the horrifically contorted death grimaces of the Celeste five and, by using the computer equivalent of a paint-kit and airbrush, had restored the features to pictures acceptable for reproduction in newspapers and posters for any public recognition appeal.

Laura Ashley wallpaper -tiny flowers like an airbrushed spray of blue.

He decided the figure could be airbrushed so that it would blend in with the mist.

Using the electronic airbrush technique again he'd digitalized the facial appearances and what few details were available about each victim, not just in Roman lettering but in the five most commonly used languages throughout the Asian countries at which the presentation was primarily directed.

The planet periodically became volcanically active, and the volcanoes spewed a fine mist of lava all over the landscape, airbrushing the glassy surface on a gigantic scale with vividly colored trace elements.

He had made his living tattooing, pinstriping cars and trucks, and airbrushing monsters and muscle cars onto T-shirts.