am·​poule | \ ˈam-ˌpyül How to pronounce ampoule (audio) , -pül\
variants: or ampule or less commonly ampul

Definition of ampoule

1 : a hermetically sealed small bulbous glass vessel that is used to hold a solution for hypodermic injection
2 : a vial resembling an ampoule

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Overall, these ampoules are good enough to pass the Brazilian styling torture test and the Coachella test. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "The Music Festival First-Timer's Survival Guide," 19 Apr. 2019 This is because essences contain impressively high doses of active ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, meant to intensely nourish the skin post-cleanse and prep it for any oils, ampoules, or serums that should come after. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "10 Best K-Beauty Essences That Take Your Skin-Care Routine to the Next Level," 13 Sep. 2018 Pantene’s new revitalizing, travel-friendly ampoules deliver hydrating ingredients that repair damaged lengths in just one minute. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "13 New Beauty Products Worth the Hype in 2019," 9 Jan. 2019 First things first: an ampoule is like a face serum on steroids. Nuy Cho, Redbook, "12 Korean Beauty Hacks for Perfect Skin," 17 July 2018 Perhaps a unique product that Babor introduced to the skin-care world — in Germany and beyond — is its beauty ampoules. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "The Importance of Germany in the Skin-Care Industry," 24 Oct. 2018 Workers there make 500 different products, fitted into syringes, vials, and ampoules. Erika Fry, Fortune, "Critical Condition: Inside Pfizer’s Drug Supply Problem," 22 May 2018 So why did the ampoule fly off the digital shelves so quickly? Devon Abelman, Allure, "The Sold-Out Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule Is Back in Stock," 9 Apr. 2018 Like many other homeopathic remedies, the effects of the sea ampoules haven’t truly, scientifically, been confirmed. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "I Tried Sea Ampoules and Here's What Happened," 2 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of ampoule

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ampoule

Middle English ampulle flask, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English ampulle & Anglo-French ampuille, from Latin ampulla

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The first known use of ampoule was in 1886

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