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nipped

1. Having been cut, trimmed, or bitten. I noticed that the fins on my new cardinal fish were looking nipped, and I'm suspecting that one of the older fish has been attacking him.
2. Trimmed to be smaller, narrow, or shapely. Once the dress is nipped at the waist a bit, it will look stunning on you.
3. Slightly intoxicated from alcohol. I could tell my uncle was a bit nipped when he came into the room.
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nipped

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also nip.) All four of them went out and got nipped.
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control (without nipping) and nipped were evaluated.
Data Collection and Statistical analysis: Data were recorded on ten randomly selected plants from each plot of both treatments (un-nipped and nipped) replication-1.
Secondary branches per plant: Data presented for secondary branches plant-1 showed highly significant differences for genotypes, treatments (nipped and un-nipped) and genotype by nipping interaction (Table 2).
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Some cleaner wrasses nipped their clients, which gave a visible jerk, about five times more often than typical cleaner wrasses did.