dropper

noun
drop·per | \ˈdrä-pər \

Definition of dropper 

1 : one that drops

2 : a short glass or plastic tube fitted with a rubber bulb and used to measure liquids by drops

called also eyedropper, medicine dropper

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Other Words from dropper

dropperful \-ˌfu̇l \ noun

Examples of dropper in a Sentence

He put drops in his eyes with a dropper.

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Another recycling red flag is the pumps and droppers on top of bottles, which are often multimaterial. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "You Should Be Recycling Your Beauty Products—10 Things You Need to Know," 7 July 2018 Patterson, a former assistant to Hall of Fame conditioner Shug McGaughey, sends this son of Tale of the Cat back out after running into an odds-on class dropper for Steve Asmussen that dominated from start to finish in this colt's initial try. Scott Shapiro, The Courier-Journal, "Twinspires.com's free pick for Saturday's races at Churchill Downs," 22 June 2018 Even the least expensive models are now getting stocked with features once reserved for the costliest bikes, including tubeless-ready rims and tires, adjustable air suspension, and dropper posts. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "The Best Budget Bikes for Road and Trail," 4 June 2018 Pour into dropper bottles and use as desired, including serving alongside the Dutch Oven Clam Bake (see recipe). Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Make-Ahead Fermented Hot Green Chile Sauce," 11 May 2018 Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. Benedict Carey And Robert Gebeloff, BostonGlobe.com, "Long-term use of antidepressants is surging in the US," 9 Apr. 2018 Thanks to a new, longer 160mm dropper Command Post, getting in position for hairy terrain is a snap. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Specialized Re-Reinvents the Stumpjumper," 22 May 2018 Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. Benedict Carey And Robert Gebeloff, BostonGlobe.com, "Long-term use of antidepressants is surging in the US," 9 Apr. 2018 How to: Combine 3 drops tea tree, 5 drops lavender, 3 drops rose geranium, and 1 oz carrier oil (jojoba or apricot kernel) into a glass dropper bottle and apply a dime-sized amount 1-2 times a day after washing skin with a gentle cleanser. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways You Can Use Essential Oils To Treat And Prevent Acne Naturally," 8 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of dropper

circa 1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dropper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dropper

: a glass or plastic tube that is used to measure out liquids by drops

dropper

noun
drop·per | \ˈdrä-pər \

Kids Definition of dropper

: a short tube with a rubber bulb used to measure out liquids by drops

dropper

noun
drop·per | \ˈdräp-ər \

Medical Definition of dropper 

: a short glass tube fitted with a rubber bulb and used to measure liquids by drops

called also eyedropper, medicine dropper

Other Words from dropper

dropperful \-ˌfu̇l \ noun

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