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Definition of "ampoule" []

  • A small glass vial that is sealed after filling and used chiefly as a container for a hypodermic injection solution. (noun)

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 "ampoule" in a sentence
  • "The chimera drops the empty ampoule into the bag, and smiles."
  • "The chimera reaches into the bag at her feet, and rummages around, pulling out a small ampoule filled with yellow smoke."
  • "A French nun who was cured overnight of Parkinson's disease after invoking John Paul's intercession presented the Pope with an ampoule of his blood as a holy relic."