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English noun: grinding

1. grinding (object) material resulting from the process of grinding


SamplesVegetable grindings clogged the drain.


Broader (hypernym)atom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle, speck

2. grinding (event) a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)


Broader (hypernym)noise

3. grinding (phenomenon) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice


Synonymsabrasion, attrition, detrition


Broader (hypernym)friction, rubbing









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