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


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

SYNONYMS FOR drip
Related formsnon·drip, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for nondrip

nondrip

/ (ˌnɒnˈdrɪp) /

adjective

(of paint) specially formulated to minimize dripping during application

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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Word Origin and History for nondrip
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Medicine definitions for nondrip

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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