drip

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verb (used without object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.

to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.
to fall in drops, as a liquid.

verb (used with object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.

to let fall in drops.

noun


Nearby words

  1. drinking song,
  2. drinking water,
  3. drinking-up time,
  4. drinkwater,
  5. drinkwater, john,
  6. drip cap,
  7. drip coffee,
  8. drip feed,
  9. drip grind,
  10. drip irrigation

Origin of drip

before 1000; Middle English dryppe, Old English dryppan; cf. drop

Related formsnon·drip, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for drip

drip

verb drips, dripping or dripped

to fall or let fall in drops

noun

the formation and falling of drops of liquid
the sound made by falling drops
architect a projection at the front lower edge of a sill or cornice designed to throw water clear of the wall below
informal an inane, insipid person
med
  1. the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
  2. the solution administered
  3. the equipment used to administer a solution in this way

Word Origin for drip

Old English dryppan, from dropa drop

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Word Origin and History for drip
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Medicine definitions for drip

drip

[drĭp]

n.

The process of forming and falling in drops.
Moisture or liquid such as medication that falls in drops.

v.

To fall in drops.

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