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dripping

[drip-ing] /ˈdrɪp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of something that drips.
2.
Often, drippings.
  1. the liquid that drips.
  2. fat and juices exuded from meat in cooking, used for basting, for making gravy, or as a cooking fat.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see drip, -ing1

drip

[drip] /drɪp/
verb (used without object), dripped or dript, dripping.
1.
to let drops fall; shed drops:
This faucet drips.
2.
to fall in drops, as a liquid.
verb (used with object), dripped or dript, dripping.
3.
to let fall in drops.
noun
4.
an act of dripping.
5.
liquid that drips.
6.
the sound made by falling drops:
the irritating drip of a faucet.
7.
Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
8.
(in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
9.
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.
10.
a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
11.
Medicine/Medical, intravenous drip.
12.
Slang. maudlin sentimentality.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English dryppe, Old English dryppan; cf. drop
Related forms
nondrip, adjective
Synonyms
2. trickle, dribble, leak, sprinkle, drizzle.
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British Dictionary definitions for dripping

dripping

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

drip

/drɪp/
verb drips, dripping, dripped
1.
to fall or let fall in drops
noun
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)
  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
Old English dryppan, from dropadrop
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Word Origin and History for dripping

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.

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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dripping 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.

v. dripped, drip·ping, drips
To fall in drops.
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Slang definitions & phrases for dripping

drip

noun
  1. A tedious, unimaginative, conventional person; square, wimp •The term was apparently used a decade earlier in British schoolboy slang: the biggest drip at Miss Basehoar's, a school ostensibly abounding with fair-sized drips/ such drips; they're just sort of dull (1930s+ Teenagers)
  2. Useless and idle talk; gossip (1930+ Hoboes)

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