from The Century Dictionary.

  • After the manner of drops; droppingly; by drops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb After the manner of a drop; in the form of drops.

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  • adverb In drops; one drop at a time


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drop +‎ -wise


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  • Inserted now dropwise between his lips, it dribbled idly out again.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg 2003

  • If this is poured dropwise into much water, the mixture turns bluish, and if it is then shaken up with ether or chloroform, the form takes a purple and the latter a very permanent blue.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882 Various

  • When the internal temperature in the flask has stabilized, a mixture of 40% aqueous glyoxal 12. 00g (Alfa; 82.7 mmol, 115% of the theoretic amount) with methanol 30mL was introduced dropwise from the addition funnel - very slowly - over a period of 1h45min, with a vigorous stirring on the 65C oil bath.

    Org Prep Daily milkshake 2009

  • This intermediate (153 mg, 0.36 mmol) was dissolved in 5 mL anhydrous dichloromethane followed by dropwise addition of 2 mL TFA and then stirred at room temperature for 3 hours.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Yuan-Ping Pang et al. 2009

  • COnsidering that viscosity increases the time or height of transfer unit required to transfer heat or mass in a boundary value conditioned problem such as the comparison of dropwise versus film condensation on a vertical surface Tanner et al, J Heat and Mass Transfer 8:419 1965 and such staples as the 1916 Nusselt equation and discussion of Reynolds numbers and limitations of validity, does not a molasses ball fudge factor represent an admission that the model has exceeded its limitations of validity?

    Possible ITCZ Influence « Climate Audit 2007

  • (cooled in ice) and 1.1 equivalent of a 1 M sodium hydroxide solution was added dropwise.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Sandeep Ravindran et al. 2009


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  • "Trickling dropwise from the cleft."

    - Tennyson.

    July 22, 2008