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n 1 a  :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass  b  drops  pl  :  a dose of medicine measured by drops : specif  :  a solution for dilating the pupil of the eye  2  :  the smallest practical unit of liquid measure that varies in size according to the specific gravity and viscosity of the liquid and to the conditions under which it is formed - compare MINIM 
vbdropped  drop*ping vi  :  to fall in drops vt  1  of an animal  :  to give birth to <lambs dropped in June>   2  :  to take (a drug) orally < acid>  .

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