Definition of milliliter in US English:


(also ml) (British millilitre)


  • One thousandth of a liter (0.002 pint).

    • ‘A blood sample taken from him and later sent to the forensic lab showed a reading of 193 milligrams in 100 milliliters of blood.’
    • ‘A breath test recorded 85 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of her breath - the legal limit is 35.’
    • ‘Ten millilitres of pure methanol can cause blindness and 30 millilitres death, so it is just small amounts.’
    • ‘Your baby's milk intake should still be 500 to 600 millilitres (one pint) per day.’
    • ‘Sergeant Simmons indicated that the lowest reading in breath was 47 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath.’
    • ‘Blood-alcohol content is measured in milligrams of ethanol per milliliters of whole blood.’
    • ‘Mrs Smith again visited the garage and tested the pump that Mr Devlin had used and found that, in delivering 20 litres of fuel, it was giving 180 millilitres under the measure.’
    • ‘My practice has always been to use 5 milliliters in 500 milliliters of water for the 1: 100 dilution, which may account for the lengthy developing times with some films, but it works just fine.’
    • ‘A canteen cup from those days (I have one) holds about 16 fluid ounces, roughly 500 milliliters.’
    • ‘Experimentally, a few milliliters of a volatile liquid are placed in a stoppered flask containing a small orifice.’
    • ‘The drink-drive limit stands at 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.’
    • ‘It is a highly poisonous substance and as little as 30 millilitres is enough to kill a person, with 10 millilitres being enough to cause blindness.’
    • ‘They report that a five-year study shows that eating five apples a week can increase lung capacity by 138 milliliters.’
    • ‘The legal limits are 35 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath or 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.’
    • ‘At Basildon police station he was found to have 164 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres.’
    • ‘A blood test revealed 91 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, 11 milligrammes over the legal limit of 80.’
    • ‘Older kids can use glass measuring cups that have different scales written on the sides to find out how one cup compares to 8 ounces or 235 milliliters.’
    • ‘A cartridge containing between 10 milliliters and 20 milliliters of the fuel solution will provide three hours to four hours of power, he said.’
    • ‘The beauty of this scale is that not only can you switch between kilograms and pounds, it also copes with measuring liquids in fluid ounces or millilitres.’
    • ‘The legal limit for flying a plane is 20 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood - one quarter the legal limit for driving a car.’