eye·​drop·​per | \ˈī-ˌdrä-pər \

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Box crab is arranged in a circle on a plate with seaweed, served with a rich double consommé made with the crab and seasoned table side by a server delivering the essence of coconut and coffee via eyedroppers. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Atelier Crenn: SF’s newest 4-star restaurant," 29 June 2018 Tiny doses of testosterone are doled out from an eyedropper at the end of the day to aid recovery. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Pedaling Uphill, on a Bike and in a Marriage," 18 June 2018 To prevent earworm problems, use an eyedropper or spray bottle to apply a mixture of vegetable oil, Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), water, and a few drops of dishwashing liquid to the tip of each ear several days after the silks emerge. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Corn," 5 Apr. 2016 Their patriotism extends only as far as a donor’s wallet and their devotion to the Constitution can be measured with an eyedropper. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "You're Not NeverTrump Unless You're NeverRyan and NeverMcConnell," 5 Jan. 2018 Use an eyedropper to apply a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Home remedies: Cleaning out the earwax," 26 Sep. 2017 Another table held trays of developing chemicals and other tools: sponges, cotton balls, eyedroppers (thus the plastic sheeting). Illuminated on the big screen behind her were engravings of 19th-century photographers at work. John Kelly, Washington Post, "A lecture on 19th-century photography techniques provides more than a snapshot," 8 May 2017

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eyedropper

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


eye·​drop·​per | \ˈī-ˌdrä-pər \

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eye·​drop·​per | \ˈī-ˌdräp-ər \

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Other Words from eyedropper

eyedropperful \-​ˌfu̇l \ noun

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