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drip

[ drip ]
/ drɪp /
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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

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Origin of drip

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

OTHER WORDS FROM drip

non·drip, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drip

drip
/ (drɪp) /

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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Medical 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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