[ drip ]
/ drɪp /
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.
an act of dripping.
liquid that drips.
the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet.
Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
(in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
Architecture, Building Trades. any device, as a molding, for shedding rain water to keep it from running down a wall, falling onto the sill of an opening, etc.
a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
Medicine/Medical. intravenous drip.
Slang. maudlin sentimentality.
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Words nearby drip
Origin of drip
before 1000; Middle English dryppe, Old English dryppan; cf. drop
OTHER WORDS FROM dripnon·drip, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nondrip (1 of 2)
/ (ˌnɒnˈdrɪp) /
(of paint) specially formulated to minimize dripping during application
British Dictionary definitions for nondrip (2 of 2)
/ (drɪp) /
verb drips, dripping or dripped
to fall or let fall in drops
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
- the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
- the solution administered
- 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 nondrip
[ drĭp ]
The process of forming and falling in drops.
Moisture or liquid such as medication that falls in drops.
To fall in drops.
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