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dripping

[ drip-ing ]
/ ˈdrɪp ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of something that drips.
Often drippings.
  1. the liquid that drips.
  2. fat and juices exuded from meat in cooking, used for basting, for making gravy, or as a cooking fat.

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Origin of dripping

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at drip, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for dripping

dripping
/ (ˈdrɪpɪŋ) /

noun

the fat exuded by roasting meat
(often plural) liquid that falls in drops

adverb

(intensifier)dripping wet
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