dripping

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dripping (countable and uncountable, plural drippings)

  1. Solid animal fat, traditionally collected from dripping off roasting meat.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      They were pleased because he was not above drinking a cup of tea with them, and when the dawn came and they were still waiting they offered him a slice of bread and dripping; he was not squeamish and could eat most things now with a good appetite.
  2. The sound or action of something that drips.
    Lying in bed, I could hear drippings from the leaky roof.

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dripping

  1. Present participle of drip.