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[drop-lit] /ˈdrɒp lɪt/
a little drop.
Origin of droplet
First recorded in 1600-10; drop + -let Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then I noticed that not a droplet or smidgin of the jelly remained in the pot.

    The Water Eater Win Marks
  • Not a plate nor a girder, not a fragment, not the most minute particle nor droplet of disrupted metal nor of condensed vapor.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • Put a droplet of this blood on a glass slide, cover with cover glass and examine with high power of the microscope.

  • They have managed to get one electron all by itself on a droplet of oil and they have seen how it made the oil behave.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • Under these conditions the pneumonic patient sprays plague bacilli into the air while coughing and droplet infection follows.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
  • That is, he found that by chipping, he could locate small bubbles up to an inch in diameter, each one with its droplet of water.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • The Red Ant (Formica rufa) is singularly adroit in seizing the droplet left it by the plant-louse.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • Sparkling vapor, with perhaps here and there a droplet or two of material which had only been liquefied.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for droplet


a tiny drop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for droplet

c.1600, from drop (n.) + diminutive suffix -let.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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