Share this entry

wash bottle Line breaks: wash bot¦tle

Definition of wash bottle in English:


1A bottle, typically plastic, with a nozzle for directing a stream of liquid on to something.
Example sentences
  • Petri dishes were placed in a growth room at 15°C with a PPFD of 450 mol m - 2 s - 1 for 20 d with further distilled water added on alternate days using a wash bottle.
  • Food was delivered in a wash bottle to train test subjects to investigate surface disturbance.
1.1A bottle containing liquid through which gases are passed for purification.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources