dropper

noun drop·per \ ˈdrä-pər \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

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

dropperful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of dropper in a Sentence

  1. He put drops in his eyes with a dropper.

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First Known Use of dropper

circa 1700

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DROPPER Defined for English Language Learners

dropper

Definition of dropper for English Language Learners

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


DROPPER Defined for Kids

dropper

noun drop·per \ ˈdrä-pər \

Definition of dropper for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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

dropperful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun


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