Meaning of “dropper” in the English Dictionary

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"dropper" in British English

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droppernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrɒp.ər/ us /ˈdrɑː.pɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A little vial lay there, and the medicine dropper and wine glass—waiting. 
  • Isn't it sweet? murmured the little missionary as she laid the weakling before the fire and fed it barley water with an ink dropper. 
  • The olive oil is placed on the scalp with a medicine dropper and thoroughly rubbed in with the fingers. 
  • The water may be applied with a small brush or a medicine dropper. 

(Definition of “dropper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dropper" in American English

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droppernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrɑp·ər/

a small tube with a rubber container at one end which is pressed and released to draw a liquid into the tube, and which can then be lightly pressed to release very small amounts of the liquid

(Definition of “dropper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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