dekaliter

noun
deka·​li·​ter | \ ˈde-kə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce dekaliter (audio) \

Definition of dekaliter

: a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters — see Metric System Table

First Known Use of dekaliter

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Dekaliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dekaliter. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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dekaliter

noun
deka·​li·​ter
variants: or decaliter or chiefly British decalitre \ -​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce dekaliter (audio) \

Medical Definition of dekaliter

: a metric unit of capacity equal to 10 liters

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