Carbon dioxide. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.

(Di`ox*in"dol) n. [Pref. di- + oxygen + indol.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance obtained by the reduction of isatin. It is a member of the indol series; — hence its name.

(Dip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dipped or Dipt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. dpan to baptize, OS. dpian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. döpa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.]

1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.
Lev. iv. 6.

[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.

While the prime swallow dips his wing.

2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. Book of Common Prayer. Fuller.

Diorama to Dipropyl

(Di`o*ra"ma) n. [Gr. to see through; = dia` through + to see; cf. that which is seen, a sight: cf. F. diorama. Cf. Panorama.]

1. A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is produced.

2. A building used for such an exhibition.

(Di`o*ram"ic) a. Pertaining to a diorama.

(Di"o*rism) n. [Gr. fr. to distinguish; = dia` through + to divide from, fr. a boundary.] Definition; logical direction. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Di`o*ris"tic) a. Distinguishing; distinctive; defining. [R.] — Di`o*ris"tic*al*ly adv. [R.] Dr. H. More.

(Di"o*rite) n. [Cf. F. diorite. See Diorism.] (Min.) An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.

(Di`o*rit"ic) a. Containing diorite.

(Di`or*thot"ic) a. [Gr. = + to set straight.] Relating to the correcting or straightening out of something; corrective.

(||Di`os*co"re*a) n. [NL. Named after Dioscorides the Greek physician.] (Bot.) A genus of plants. See Yam.

(||Di*o"ta) n. [L., fr. Gr. two- handled; di- = di`s- twice + ear, handle.] (Rom. Antiq.) A vase or drinking cup having two handles or ears.

(Di*ox"ide) n. [Pref. di- + oxide.] (Chem.) (a) An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in each molecule; binoxide. (b) An oxide containing but one atom or equivalent of oxygen to two of a metal; a suboxide. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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