a large drinking cup or glass with a wide mouth.
contents of a beaker: consuming a beaker of beer at one gulp.
a flat-bottomed cylindrical container, usually with a pouring lip, especially one used in a laboratory.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Beaker folk.
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How to use beaker in a sentence
While triggering those reactions with copper may work fine in a glass beaker, that metal can harm living cells.Lego-like way to snap molecules together wins 2022 chemistry Nobel | Nikk Ogasa | October 6, 2022 | Science News For Students
Think about all of those beakers, flasks, test tubes and more.
Tucked away in an inconspicuous corner is a typical lab bench—a table with flasks, scales, and beakers beneath a fume hood—where graduate students can practice chemistry in much the same way their grandparents’ generation did.This chemist is reimagining the discovery of materials using AI and automation | Simon Lewsen | October 27, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
He knows this firsthand, as he will occasionally provoke defensive responses with his own fingers instead of the dead mice or membrane-covered beakers he and his students use to collect venom.Everything you need to know about scorpion stings and venom | John Kennedy | July 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
To test this, her team added microplastics to beakers containing amphipods.Polluting microplastics harm both animals and ecosystems | Alison Pearce Stevens | November 3, 2020 | Science News For Students
As if abstractedly, he now took up the beaker, pledged madame with his glance, and drank.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
But—my cigar has reached its last dying speech, and there is but a drop left in the beaker.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The king to the brim filled a beaker with wine: “I beg of thee drink to me, dear sister mine!”
The string was then fastened around the beaker as shown, and the whole suspended from a shelf.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The boy took the beaker, but being openly on bad terms with the elves, argued no good to himself from such an offering.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
British Dictionary definitions for beaker
a cup usually having a wide mouth: a plastic beaker
a cylindrical flat-bottomed container used in laboratories, usually made of glass and having a pouring lip
the amount a beaker holds
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Scientific definitions for beaker
A wide, cylindrical glass container with a pouring lip, used especially in laboratories.
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