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  • v. Present participle of dip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of immersing.
  • n. The act of inclining downward.
  • n. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.
  • n. The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.
  • n. The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of plunging or immersing.
  • n. Specifically Baptism by immersion.
  • n. The process of brightening ornamental brass-work, usually by first “pickling” it in dilute nitric acid, next scouring it with sand and water, and afterward plunging it for an instant only in a bath consisting of pure nitric acid.
  • n. A composition of boiled oil and grease, used in Scotland by curriers for softening leather and making it more fit for resisting dampness: in England called dubbing.
  • n. The washing of sheep to cleanse the fleece before shearing.
  • n. In ceramics, the process of coating a coarse clay body with enamel or slip of a fine quality by plunging the vessel into the liquid material for the coating, or of covering stoneware with a glaze.
  • n. A mode of taking snuff by rubbing it on the teeth and gums. See to dip snuff, under dip, V. t.


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