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11:01 Mar 13, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Agriculture / crop spraying machinery
Italian term or phrase: umettante o lambente
I cannot find an English translation for this anywhere - these are types of boom for spraying herbicides on fields. Can anyone help? It's urgent! Many thanks

Context sentences:
Qualora le infestanti siano più alte delle colture, è possibile intervenire con particolari attrezzature umettanti o lambenti che permettono il controllo le piante infestanti senza danneggiare le piante coltivate.
Susan Gastaldi
Local time: 15:19

Summary of answers provided
4humectant or lapping
Giovanni Pizzati
3Damp or lambent
Gad Kohenov



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Damp or lambent

What I found in my dictionaries.

Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-13 12:49:19 GMT)

Humectant is correct damp is not (in this context).
So its Humectant and lambent.

Gad Kohenov
Local time: 16:19
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 21
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Desertfox but these definitions don't come up on google in relation to crop sprayers or booms. I have found damper but am not sure it's the right thing. And lambent? Let's wait and see if someone else comes up with something more specific. Thanks anyway

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humectant or lapping

umettante agg. humectant, moistening ♦ s.m. (chim.) humectant.

Giovanni Pizzati
Local time: 15:19
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 12
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