mil·​li·​li·​ter | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce milliliter (audio) \

Definition of milliliter

: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ liter — see Metric System Table

Examples of milliliter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who received the high dose saw viral levels decrease by 0.60 log10 copies of the virus per milliliter compared to placebo after seven days, a result that was statistically significant. Matthew Herper, STAT, "Regeneron’s Covid-19 antibody may help non-hospitalized patients recover faster, early data show," 29 Sep. 2020 With a heat tolerance increase of 60°C, this meant the device could extract 176 watts while requiring a water flow of less than a milliliter per second. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers demonstrate in-chip water cooling," 9 Sep. 2020 Seven of the top 10 spirits in the state were sold in bottles larger than the usual 750 milliliter container, sales numbers for the 12-month period that ended June 30 show. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Bargains dominate top-selling products at Utah liquor stores," 13 Aug. 2020 The carafe is clearly marked in cup and milliliter measurements, for users who may want to brew less than the maximum. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best cold brew coffee makers of 2020," 13 Aug. 2020 Guests can get the drinks served in 16-ounce glasses with a 50 milliliter add-on of El Jimador tequila priced at $10. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "This Texas hot spot is delivering Margaritas straight to your doorstep this summer," 6 Aug. 2020 The commonwealth also will impose a new 6.6 cents per milliliter tax on liquid nicotine products used for vaping. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Higher gas taxes and other tax increases to greet Virginians on Wednesday," 1 July 2020 Seabra also points to the success of multiple form factors among U.S. consumers, especially 187 milliliter bottles (versus an average of 750 milliliters in a standard bottle of table wine). Rachel King, Fortune, "Why your next bottle of rosé probably won’t be French," 13 June 2020 Higgins' post-mortem showed 620 nanograms per milliliter of methamphetamine in his blood. Bob Ortega, Nelli Black And Drew Griffin, CNN, "Videos raise question about in-custody death deemed an 'accident' by Tennessee officials," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of milliliter

circa 1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliliter

French millilitre, from milli- + litre liter

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The first known use of milliliter was circa 1810

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3 Oct 2020

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“Milliliter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of milliliter

: a measure of capacity equal to 1/1000 liter


mil·​li·​li·​ter | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce milliliter (audio) \

Kids Definition of milliliter

: a unit of capacity equal to 1/1000 liter


variants: or chiefly British millilitre \ ˈmil-​ə-​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce millilitre (audio) \

Medical Definition of milliliter

: one thousandth of a liter abbreviation ml

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