hydrometer

noun hy·drom·e·ter \ hī-ˈdrä-mə-tər \

Definition of hydrometer

: an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid (such as battery acid or an alcohol solution) and hence its strength

hydrometric

play \ˌhī-drə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

Recent Examples of hydrometer from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hydrometer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of hydrometer

1675

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

hydrometer

noun hy·drom·e·ter \ hī-ˈdräm-ət-ər \

medical Definition of hydrometer

: an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid (as an alcohol or saline solution) and hence its strength

hydrometry

play \-ə-trē\ noun, plural hydrometries

Learn More about hydrometer


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hydrometer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the quality or state of being insatiable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!