1. The act or process of immersing.
2. The act of inclining downward.
5. The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff. Dipping needle, a magnetic needle suspended at its center of gravity, and moving freely in a vertical plane, so as to indicate on a graduated circle the magnetic dip or inclination.
(01 Mar 1998)
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