- The application of a layer by immersion in a liquid or an amorphous solid. For example, the application of a plastic protective layer by dipping a component into molten plastic, followed by cooling or heating to solidify. Used, for instance, to apply a liquid photoresist. Also called dipping.
- noun the process of plunging an animal in a chemical solution to remove ticks, etc.
- noun picking pockets. The term has been in use since the middle of the 19th century.