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 Cut the main plant off at ground line, drill holes ¼-inch wide and 1 inch deep into the stump, and use an eyedropper to fill each of the holes with a broadleafed weedkiller (containing 2,4-D) at full strength. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Oct. 2021 Use an eyedropper to apply alcohol directly onto the stain or, for a larger spot, pour the alcohol into a small dish, immerse the stained area and soak for 15 minutes. Lauren Smith Mcdonough, Good Housekeeping, 29 Mar. 2021 If the stain remains, use an eyedropper to apply hydrogen peroxide, and then apply a drop or two of ammonia. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 21 Jan. 2021 Everyone on the blue team strips down completely, with the exception of Brendan, who would like to maintain an eyedropper's worth of dignity. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 21 Oct. 2020 Horn once hand-fed a white lion cub born prematurely, starting with an eyedropper. Washington Post, 9 May 2020 Acting in fragments is like drinking from an eyedropper. Ruth Franklin, Harper's magazine, 6 Jan. 2020 Do lawmakers plan to come stand over the toilets of miscarrying women with an eyedropper? Monica Hesse, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2019 Joly uses eyedroppers to measure out the peach bitters and … saline solution? Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of eyedropper

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Eyedropper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyedropper. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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

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