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GRINDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grinding mean? 

GRINDING (noun)
  The noun GRINDING has 3 senses:

1. matter resulting from the process of grinding
2. a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

  Familiarity information: GRINDING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRINDING (noun)


Sense 1grinding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Matter resulting from the process of grinding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

vegetable grindings clogged the drain

Hypernyms ("grinding" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)


Sense 2grinding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("grinding" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 3grinding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

attrition; detrition; abrasion; grinding

Hypernyms ("grinding" is a kind of...):

friction; rubbing (the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another)


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