Definition of “centilitre” - English Dictionary

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“centilitre” in British English

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centilitrenoun [ C ]

UK US centiliter uk /ˈsen.tiˌliː.tər/ us /ˈsen.təˌliːt̬ɚ/ written abbreviation cl

a unit of measurement of liquid equal to 0.01 of a litre


  • The scale on this measuring jug shows millilitres rather than centilitres.
  • If you want to convert litres to centilitres, you multiply by 100.
  • The insulin is supplied from the manufacturer in 10-centilitre bottles.
  • The abbreviation 'cl' stands for centilitres.
  • Why doesn't the recipe just say 2 litres, instead of 200 centilitres?

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