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drip

[drip]
verb (used without object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
  1. to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.
  2. to fall in drops, as a liquid.
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verb (used with object), dripped or dript, drip·ping.
  1. to let fall in drops.
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noun
  1. an act of dripping.
  2. liquid that drips.
  3. the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet.
  4. Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
  5. (in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
  6. 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.
  7. a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
  8. Medicine/Medical. intravenous drip.
  9. Slang. maudlin sentimentality.
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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 nondrip

nondrip

adjective
  1. (of paint) specially formulated to minimize dripping during application
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drip

verb drips, dripping or dripped
  1. to fall or let fall in drops
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noun
  1. the formation and falling of drops of liquid
  2. the sound made by falling drops
  3. architect a projection at the front lower edge of a sill or cornice designed to throw water clear of the wall below
  4. informal an inane, insipid person
  5. 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
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Word Origin

Old English dryppan, from dropa drop
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Word Origin and History for nondrip

drip

v.

c.1300, perhaps from Middle Danish drippe, from Proto-Germanic *drup- (cf. Dutch druipen, German triefen), from PIE root *dhreu-. Related to droop and drop. Old English had cognate drypan "to let drop," dropian "fall in drops," and dreopan "to drop." Related: Dripped; dripping.

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drip

n.

mid-15c., from drip (v.). The slang meaning "stupid, feeble, or dull person" is first recorded 1932, perhaps from earlier American English slang sense "nonsense" (1919).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

nondrip in Medicine

drip

(drĭp)
n.
  1. The process of forming and falling in drops.
  2. Moisture or liquid such as medication that falls in drops.
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v.
  1. To fall in drops.
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