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Definition of "vial" []

  • A small container, usually with a closure, used especially for liquids. (noun)
  • To put or keep in or as if in a vial. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vial" in a sentence
  • "Contrast Re 7: 3; Eze 9: 4, 6. grievous -- distressing to the sufferers. sore upon the men -- antitype to the sixth Egyptian plague. which had the mark of the beast -- Therefore this first vial is subsequent to the period of the beast's rule."
  • "Oh, and something else I meant to say: when I was listening to “The Chaser” a couple of weeks ago I was on my bicycle, and JUST as you got to the bit where the old man called the vial of liquid ‘Life Cleaner’ I went past a shop with a sign saying, ‘Life Cleaner.’"
  • "For trapped in the vial was the preserved ghost of Thomas Alva Edison, and there is no telling what power the possession of that ghost could confer."