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sheep dipalso sheep-dip (shēp′dĭp′)
Any of various liquid preparations containing pesticides into which sheep are dipped to control external parasites.
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1. (Agriculture) any of several liquid disinfectants and insecticides in which sheep are immersed to kill vermin and germs in their fleece
2. (Agriculture) a deep trough containing such a liquid
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a lotion or wash usu. applied by immersion to the fleece or skin of a sheep to kill vermin.
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