dipping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

dipping

  1. Present participle of dip.

Noun[edit]

dipping (plural dippings)

  1. An act or process of immersing.
  2. The act of inclining downward.
  3. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.
  4. The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, especially brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.
  5. (US) The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff.