eye·​drop·​per | \ ˈī-ˌdrä-pər How to pronounce eyedropper (audio) \

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Examples of eyedropper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Horn once hand-fed a white lion cub born prematurely, starting with an eyedropper. Washington Post, "Get our Coronavirus Updates newsletter," 9 May 2020 Acting in fragments is like drinking from an eyedropper. Ruth Franklin, Harper's magazine, "Salka the Salonnière," 6 Jan. 2020 Do lawmakers plan to come stand over the toilets of miscarrying women with an eyedropper? Monica Hesse, Washington Post, "What every member of Congress should know about vaginas," 2 Nov. 2019 Joly uses eyedroppers to measure out the peach bitters and … saline solution? Los Angeles Times, "Craft cocktails. Lobster. ‘1,000-Calorie Gratin.’ Opulence will reign at Emmys’ Governors Ball," 13 Sep. 2019 His doctor advised he be fed boiled cabbage juice with an eyedropper in addition to his mother’s milk. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 16, George Connor," 21 Aug. 2019 Occasionally taste the mead-in-progress by drawing out a small amount with a clean eyedropper or plastic syringe like those used to dose liquid medicine for children or pets. Gemma Tarlach, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bounty of the bees extends far beyond honey for your tea - to lotions, balms and even drinks," 16 July 2019 Take a clean eyedropper filled with baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin, or hydrogen peroxide, and put a few drops into your ear canal. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do If You Have an Earwax Blockage," 29 Jan. 2019 Use an eyedropper to apply it or submerse the stain in the stuff for 15 minutes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Only True Sticklers for Cleanliness Will Be Able to Pass This Stain Removal Quiz," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of eyedropper

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyedropper was in 1891

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21 May 2020

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“Eyedropper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyedropper. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce eyedropper (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eyedropper

: a small tube that is used to measure out drops of liquid


eye·​drop·​per | \ ˈī-ˌdrä-pər How to pronounce eyedropper (audio) \

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eye·​drop·​per | \ ˈī-ˌdräp-ər How to pronounce eyedropper (audio) \

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Other Words from eyedropper

eyedropperful \ -​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce eyedropperful (audio) \ noun

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