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    #1

    Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped



    This is what we call "drip".



    Here is a person who is getting dripped or who is being dripped.

    Just as we say

    Go get yourself vaccinated.
    She got herself injected at the hospital.

    Can we say

    "You need to get yourself dripped. Diarrhea has turned/run you dehydrated.
    "She got herself dripped before the surgery was performed."

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    #2

    Re: Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped

    No, we don't say that.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, we don't say that.
    What do you say then?

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    Re: Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped

    In AmE, being attached to a system like that is called getting an I.V. (for "intravenous"). Receiving medication that way is called getting an infusion.
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    Re: Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped

    "You are very dehydrated. You need to go to a hospital for a drip."
    "They put in a drip before her surgery." "The nurse set up a drip."
    Sometimes we use 'iv', probably because we watch American shows like ER, Chicago Hope, House, etc. I'm not sure about the correct or usual abbreviation for "intravenous infusion" though. Wikipedia gives 'iv' or 'IV'. I think I used to write I/V, though it looks wrong in typing.

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    Re: Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In AmE, being attached to a system like that is called getting an I.V. (for "intravenous"). Receiving medication that way is called getting an infusion.
    Yes my father's cousin who is American citizen he also uses such abbreviations when I check his timeline on Facebook, like" there was an emergency we went to the ER" (Emergency Room). And such abbreviations are used mostly during conversations. Do you also use them in formal written English too?

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    Re: Get yourself injected, get yourself dripped

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Yes my father's cousin who is American citizen he also uses such abbreviations when I check his timeline on Facebook, like" there was an emergency we went to the ER" (Emergency Room). And such abbreviations are used mostly during conversations. Do you also use them in formal written English too?
    That would depend on the level of formality.
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