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drip

2 noun
     
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines
drip2
1 [countable] one of the drops of liquid that fall from something:
I put some plastic buckets on the floor to catch the drips.
2 [singular, uncountable] the sound or action of a liquid falling in drops:
The silence was broken only by a regular drip, drip, drip.
3 [countable]MD a piece of equipment used in hospitals for putting liquids directly into your blood [= IV]
be/put somebody on a drip
At the hospital they put me on a drip.
4 [countable] informal someone who is boring and weak

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