dropper

noun
drop·​per | \ ˈdrä-pər How to pronounce dropper (audio) \

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 \ ˈdrä-​pər-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce dropperful (audio) \ noun

Examples of dropper in a Sentence

He put drops in his eyes with a dropper.

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Down’s dangers were once no match for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), the curtain dropper assures viewers that triumph over evil is no longer a given — even with all the brain power in the Scoops Troop. Time, "Let's Discuss the 10 Big Questions We Have After Binging Stranger Things Season 3," 4 July 2019 Fill your dropper with water, and squeeze a few drops on the sugar cube. Scientific American, "Weathering Rocks," 8 Aug. 2019 To avoid a rush at the pharmacy, Capitol Wellness Solutions scheduled appointments for patients to pick up the liquid tinctures that will be the first medical marijuana product available — bottles that come with a dropper for patients to use. Washington Post, "Louisiana launching medical marijuana after years of waiting," 6 Aug. 2019 To avoid a rush at the pharmacy, Capitol Wellness Solutions scheduled appointments for patients to pick up the liquid tinctures that will be the first medical marijuana product available — bottles that come with a dropper for patients to use. Melinda Deslatte, BostonGlobe.com, "Louisiana launching medical marijuana after years of waiting," 6 Aug. 2019 Jameela Jamil, The Good Place While Tahani deserves an award for setting Drake and Ruth Bader Ginsberg up, Jamil equally deserves one for her portrayal of our favorite celebrity name-dropper. Ew Staff, EW.com, "Emmys 2019: EW picks the dark-horse contenders who deserve nominations," 12 July 2019 Pepper is suspended in oil and salt is dissolved in water both added to food using dropper bottles. Sarah-grace Mankarious, CNN, "Floating food: The history of eating in space," 19 July 2019 That means, for this recipe which serves about 12, go for 6 full droppers. Marie Claire, "You Can Put CBD in That: Chocolatey Peanut Butter Brownies," 19 Apr. 2019 However, neurotechnologists need not grasp all of time’s mysteries in order to manipulate it, just as lucid dreamers and acid-droppers can get their kicks without quite understanding how. Josh Wilbur, WIRED, "You Could Live Forever With This Sci-Fi Time Hack," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of dropper

circa 1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dropper was circa 1700

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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 How to pronounce dropper (audio) \

Kids Definition of dropper

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

dropper

noun
drop·​per | \ ˈdräp-ər How to pronounce dropper (audio) \

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 How to pronounce dropperful (audio) \ noun

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