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sheep-dip

[sheep-dip] /ˈʃipˌdɪp/
noun
1.
a lotion or wash applied to the fleece or skin of sheep to kill vermin, usually applied by immersing the animals in vats.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for sheep dip

sheep-dip

noun
1.
any of several liquid disinfectants and insecticides in which sheep are immersed to kill vermin and germs in their fleece
2.
a deep trough containing such a liquid
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