droplet

[drop-lit]

noun

a little drop.

Nearby words

  1. drop-off,
  2. drop-ship,
  3. dropback,
  4. droperidol,
  5. drophead coupé,
  6. droplet infection,
  7. droplight,
  8. dropline,
  9. dropout,
  10. droppage

Origin of droplet

First recorded in 1600–10; drop + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for droplet

droplet

noun

a tiny drop
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Word Origin and History for droplet

droplet

n.

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

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