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  1. a little drop.
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Origin of droplet

First recorded in 1600–10; drop + -let
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  • Then I noticed that not a droplet or smidgin of the jelly remained in the pot.

  • 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.


    Thomas Wright Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for droplet


  1. a tiny drop
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for droplet


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

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