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drip / drip/ • v. (dripped , drip·ping ) [intr.] let fall or be so wet as to shed small drops of liquid: the faucet won't stop dripping | his hands were dripping with blood. ∎  (of liquid) fall in small drops: water dripped from her clothing. ∎  [tr.] cause or allow (a liquid) to fall in such a way: the candle was dripping wax down one side. ∎ fig. display a copious amount or degree of a particular quality or thing: the women were dripping with gold and diamonds | [tr.] her voice dripped sarcasm. • n. 1. a small drop of a liquid: she put the bucket on top of the dresser to catch the drips. ∎  [in sing.] the action or sound of liquid falling steadily in small drops: the drip, drip, drip of the leak in the roof. ∎ short for drip feed. 2. inf. a weak and ineffectual person. 3. Archit. a projection or groove on the underside of a cornice, windowsill, or molding that prevents rain from running down the wall below. Compare with dripstone.

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drip.
1. Any projection so shaped as to throw rainwater off and stop it running back to the wall, usually with a channel or throat underneath.

2. Head- or hood-mould, label, or weather-moulding over the head of an aperture.

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drip (intravenous drip) (drip) n. apparatus for the continuous injection (transfusion) of blood, plasma, saline, glucose solution, or other fluid into a vein. The fluid flows under gravity from a suspended bottle through a tube ending in a hollow needle inserted into the patient's vein. Many infusions are now controlled by electronically regulated infusion pumps.

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drip let fall in drops XV; intr. XVII. — MDa. drippe (Da. dryppe), f. Gmc. *drupp- (see DROP).
Hence drip sb., dripping XV.