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dropper vs. dispenser

[ drop-er ]
    1. a tube with a hollow rubber bulb at one end and a small opening at the other, for drawing in a liquid and expelling it in drops: For pets that don't like droppers, this medication also comes in a spray.You can dilute the tempera a little at a time by adding water with an eye dropper.
    2. the amount held or dispensed by such a tube: Take two droppers of the echinacea tincture, swish it in your mouth for about 15 seconds, and swallow.
  1. a short length of nylon, gut, etc., tied to a leader so that another fly (drop·per fly ) can be attached: This is a great summer fly that you can fish on a dropper or simply on its own.
  2. a short-haired dog that is a cross between a pointer and a setter, so named because it drops to the ground, or crouches, on sighting game.
  3. a person or thing that drops.
[ dih-spen-ser ]
  1. a person or thing that dispenses.
  2. a container, package, device, or vending machine for holding and dispensing something in small amounts, as facial tissue, paper cups, or candy.

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