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deciliter

[des-uh-lee-ter] /ˈdɛs əˌli tər/
noun
1.
a unit of capacity equal to 1/10 (0.1) liter (about 3.38 U.S. fluid ounces).
Abbreviation: dl.
Also, especially British, decilitre.
Origin of deciliter
1795-1805
From the French word décilitre, dating back to 1795-1805. See deci-, liter
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