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Dipodies
Dipodomys
Dipodomys ordi
Dipodomys phillipsii
dipody
Dipogon
Dipogon lignosus
dipolar
dipole
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dipole molecule
dipole moment
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Dipped candle
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dipperful
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Dipping
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dippy
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dipped definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses) [syn: dipped, lordotic, swayback, swaybacked]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dippedor Dipt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.] 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6. [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. --Pope. While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson. 2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller. 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic] A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton. 4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair. He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons. --Dryden. 5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water. 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.] Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden. Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow. To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.] To dip the colors (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.




 


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