Definition of Trickle

1. Noun. Flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid. "There's a drip through the roof"

Exact synonyms: Dribble, Drip
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Specialized synonyms: Intravenous Drip
Derivative terms: Dribble, Drip, Drip, Drippy



2. Verb. Run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream. "Water and oil trickle into the bowl"; "Reports began to dribble in"
Exact synonyms: Dribble, Filter
Generic synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow, Run
Specialized synonyms: Leach, Percolate

Definition of Trickle

1. v. i. To flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops.

2. n. The act or state of trickling; also, that which trickles; a small stream; drip.

Definition of Trickle

1. Noun. A very thin river. ¹

2. Noun. A very thin flow; the act of '''trickling'''. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to pour a liquid in a very thin stream, or so that drops fall continuously ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to flow in a very thin stream or drop continuously ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To move or roll slowly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trickle

1. to flow or fall in drops [v -LED, -LING, -LES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trickle

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Literary usage of Trickle

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1. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"'trickle-Up" Benefits The investment by companies in individual human capital plainly benefits the individual and the company, often in ways that are ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1863)
"... a suitable liquid to trickle over wood Pasteur arrives at the conviction that the well-known process of man- twigs or shavings, is not, as was supposed, ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1861)
"In a short time these particles coalesce and trickle down the body, until at last the water descends in an unceasing stream. This system has now been tried ..."

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