fluid ounce

noun

Definition of fluid ounce 

1 : a U.S. unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₆ pint — see Weights and Measures Table

2 : a British unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₂₀ pint — see Weights and Measures Table

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According to Consumer Reports, Death Wish coffee contains 59 milligrams per fluid ounce. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "What is Death Wish Coffee? ‘World’s strongest coffee’ soaring into space," 11 June 2018 Most importantly, always remember to drink the same fluid ounces of water for each serving of alcohol. Kimberly Mugler, Philly.com, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic — give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘He’s peeing!’: A man’s grabby hands were just the start of this plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "A man's grabby hands were just the start of a Frontier plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 Dolce & Gabbana’s limited-edition Light Blue Italian Zest fragrance offers a citrusy take on the Italian brand’s famous scent. $100 for 3.3 fluid ounces. Melissa Magsaysay, latimes.com, "Mother's Day gift guide: Show mom how much you care by giving her one of these gifts," 3 May 2018 Replace 1 egg white (1 fluid ounce) in your favorite cocktail recipe with 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) aquafaba. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, "You love the magic of aquafaba, but did you know it makes luxuriously creamy cocktails?," 11 Apr. 2018 In this illustration, a person on a 2,200-calorie diet would drink about 50 fluid ounces of water a day, which is just over 6 cups (1.4 liters). Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Benefits of water: Are you getting enough fluids to stay healthy?," 27 Sep. 2017 Death Wish's regular coffee has 59 milligrams of caffeine per fluid ounce, or about 472 milligrams per cup. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "Death Wish Cold Brew Coffee Is Being Recalled for Potentially Being Deadly," 21 Sep. 2017

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1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fluid ounce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fluid ounce

: a unit of liquid measurement equal to 1/16 of a U.S. pint or about 29.6 milliliters

: a unit of liquid measurement equal to 1/20 of a British pint or about 28.4 milliliters

fluid ounce

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Kids Definition of fluid ounce

: a unit of liquid capacity equal to 1/16 of a pint (about 29.6 milliliters)

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Medical Definition of fluid ounce 

1 : a United States unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₆ pint

2 : a British unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₂₀ pint

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