from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The amount that a beaker will hold.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

beaker +‎ -ful


  • The next morning, the salt had apparently vanished, but, of course, when Svetaketu sipped the water he found that the salt permeated the whole beakerful of liquid, even though it could not be seen.


  • "You're in for a rough night," she said, pouring out a steaming beakerful and handing it to him.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • I poured in a beakerful of water, and the whole thing exploded and threw a lot of it into my eyes.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • • If you happen to have some nitric acid and are a very careful person, you can drop your coin into a beakerful.


  • Its taste was foul, but it was cheap, and just a beakerful or two sufficed to ravage the drinker's brain to zombiedom.

    Hooting Yard

  • Now for this water it behoveth us have three pairs of fine fat capons, and for other things that are required thereanent, do thou give one of these (thy comrades) five silver crowns, so he may buy them, and let carry everything to my shop; and to-morrow, in God's name, I will send thee the distilled water aforesaid, whereof thou shalt proceed to drink a good beakerful at a time. '

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Now to make this potion we must have three pair of good fat capons, and, for divers other ingredients, thou wilt give one of thy friends here five pounds in small change to purchase them, and thou wilt have everything sent to my shop, and so, please God, I will send thee this distilled potion to-morrow morning, and thou wilt take a good beakerful each time. "

    The Decameron, Volume II


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.