sheep-dip

[ sheep-dip ]
/ ˈʃipˌdɪp /

noun

a lotion or wash applied to the fleece or skin of sheep to kill vermin, usually applied by immersing the animals in vats.

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Origin of sheep-dip

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for sheep-dip

sheep-dip

noun

any of several liquid disinfectants and insecticides in which sheep are immersed to kill vermin and germs in their fleece
a deep trough containing such a liquid
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