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English adjective: wearing

1. wearing producing exhaustion

SamplesAn exhausting march.
The visit was especially wearing.

Synonymsexhausting, tiring, wearying



English noun: wearing

1. wearing (process) (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Synonymseating away, eroding, erosion, wearing away

Broader (hypernym)geologic process, geological process

Narrower (hyponym)ablation, abrasion, attrition, beach erosion, chatter mark, corrasion, deflation, detrition, planation, soil erosion

Domain categorygeology

2. wearing (act) the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment

SamplesShe bought it for everyday wear.


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

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