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Pronunciation: drop


  1. To fall, or to be dispensed or poured in globules.
  2. A liquid globule.
  3. A volume of liquid regarded as a unit of dosage, equivalent in the case of water to about 1 minim.
  4. A solid confection in globular form, usually intended to be allowed to dissolve in the mouth.

[A.S. droppan]

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