1400–50; late Middle English; see drip, -ing1

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verb (used without object), dripped or dript, dripping.
to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.
to fall in drops, as a liquid.
verb (used with object), dripped or dript, dripping.
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.

before 1000; Middle English dryppe, Old English dryppan; cf. drop

nondrip, adjective

2. trickle, dribble, leak, sprinkle, drizzle.
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drip (drɪp)
vb , drips, dripping, dripped
1.  to fall or let fall in drops
2.  the formation and falling of drops of liquid
3.  the sound made by falling drops
4.  architect a projection at the front lower edge of a sill or cornice designed to throw water clear of the wall below
5.  informal an inane, insipid person
6.  med
 a.  the usually intravenous drop-by-drop administration of a therapeutic solution, as of salt or sugar
 b.  the solution administered
 c.  the equipment used to administer a solution in this way
[Old English dryppan, from dropadrop]

dripping (ˈdrɪpɪŋ)
1.  the fat exuded by roasting meat
2.  (often plural) liquid that falls in drops
3.  (intensifier): dripping wet

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from M.Dan. drippe, from P.Gmc. *drup-, from PIE base *dhreub-. O.E. had related drypan "to let drop," dropian "fall in drops," and dreopan "to drop." Related: Dripped; dripping. The slang meaning "stupid, feeble, or dull person" is first recorded 1932.
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Medical Dictionary

drip (drĭp)

  1. The process of forming and falling in drops.

  2. Moisture or liquid such as medication that falls in drops.

v. dripped, drip·ping, drips
To fall in drops.
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Example sentences
The engineer who crawled underneath the blown reactor while radioactive liquid
  was dripping is also alive and well.
He's barefoot and dripping wet, and the deck is now a slick metal ramp.
If you have a dripping faucet in the house, ask your parents to replace the
  washer inside it.
Peek behind the curtains and touch showgirl costumes dripping with sequins and
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