dropper

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noun drop·per \ˈdrä-pər\

Definition of dropper

  1. 1 :  one that drops

  2. 2 :  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

Examples of dropper in a sentence

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

Circa 1700

First Known Use of dropper

circa 1700


DROPPER Defined for English Language Learners

dropper

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noun drop·per \ˈdrä-pər\

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

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noun drop·per \ˈdrä-pər\

Definition of dropper for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

dropper

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noun drop·per \ˈdräp-ər\

Medical Definition of dropper

  1. :  a short glass tube fitted with a rubber bulb and used to measure liquids by drops—called also eyedropper, medicine dropper

dropperful

\-ˌfu̇l\play noun

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