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dip

 (dĭp)
v. dipped, dip·ping, dips
v.tr.
1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
2. To color or dye by immersing: dip Easter eggs.
3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
4. To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
5. To galvanize or plate (metal) by immersion.
6. To scoop up by plunging the hand or a receptacle below the surface, as of a liquid; ladle: dip water out of a bucket.
7. To lower and raise (a flag) in salute.
8. To lower or drop (something) suddenly: dipped my head to avoid the branch.
9. Slang To pick the pockets of.
v.intr.
1. To plunge into water or other liquid and come out quickly.
2. To plunge the hand or a receptacle into liquid or a container, especially so as to take something up or out: I dipped into my pocket for some coins.
3. To withdraw a small amount from a fund: We dipped into our savings.
4. To drop down or sink out of sight suddenly: The sun dipped below the horizon.
5. To drop suddenly before climbing. Used of an aircraft.
6. To slope downward; decline: The road dipped.
7. To decline slightly and usually temporarily: Sales dipped after Christmas.
8. Geology To lie at an angle to the horizontal plane, as a rock stratum or vein.
9.
a. To read here and there at random; browse: dipping into Chaucer.
b. To investigate a subject superficially; dabble: dipped into psychology.
10. Slang To steal by picking pockets.
11. To place a preparation of finely shredded tobacco in one's mouth.
n.
1. A brief plunge or immersion, especially a quick swim.
2. A liquid into which something is dipped, as for dyeing or disinfecting.
3. A savory creamy mixture into which crackers, raw vegetables, or other foods may be dipped.
4. An amount taken up by dipping.
5. A container for dipping.
6. A candle made by repeated dipping in tallow or wax.
7. A downward slope; a decline.
8. A sharp downward course; a drop: a dip in prices.
9. Geology The downward inclination of a rock stratum or vein in reference to the plane of the horizon.
10.
a. Linguistics A part of a phrase or sentence that is unstressed or less strongly stressed relative to surrounding words, as the words I and to in I have to go.
b. The unstressed portion of a metrical foot.
11. Magnetic dip.
12. A hollow or depression.
13. Sports A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered by bending the elbows until the chin reaches the level of the bars and then is raised by straightening the arms.
14. Slang A pickpocket.
15. Slang A foolish or stupid person.
16. A preparation of finely shredded tobacco, usually placed between the lower lip and gum. Also called snuff.

[Middle English dippen, from Old English dyppan; see dheub- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 15, back-formation from dippy.]
Translations

dipping

[ˈdɪpɪŋ] N (Agr) → baño m de desinfección

dipping

[ˈdɪpɪŋ] n (of sheep) → bagno
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It can take years for even the most productive small-scale beekeeper to save enough wax to fill a dipping vat with the material to make a single set of tapers.
MATERIALS * Water bath (large cooking pot filled part way with water) * Dipping vat tall enough to accommodate the height of candle you'd like to make * 1 (or more) wax pouring pots with handle and spout * Rendered beeswax, enough to fill dipping vat and replenish as needed while dipping * Thermometer * Taper dipping frame (optional) * You may also dip candles freehand by tying little weights (nuts or washers) onto ends of wick.
Claude walked the cow from Blocton to Woodstock and when he was about half way there, he had to go back and dip the cow in the dipping vat.
Armed with the aeration equipment and fertilizer and the contents of a 4,000-gallon dipping vat used in field trials, ARS researchers working at Mission have found that the level of coumaphos can be lowered by the work of beneficial bacteria to 10 ppm within about 2 weeks.
The main defense against the possibility of reintroducing cattle fever ticks and cattle fever into the United States is a series of dipping vats placed at the United States- Mexico border and in the quarantine zone in south Texas.
03 percent, the material in the contaminated dipping vat is removed and disposed of appropriately.
In the Southwest, large cattle and sheep producers had 1,000 to 2,000 dipping vats that they filled with water and chemicals which they'd run the livestock through ever so often to control flies, ticks and lice.
Cattle entering the United States from Mexico are routinely dipped in the organophosphate coumaphos, the only pesticide approved for use in dipping vats.