sheepdip

sheep-dip

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

Origin:
1860–65

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sheep-dip
 
n
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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