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boring2

[bawr-ing, bohr-] /ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-/
noun
1.
Machinery.
  1. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole.
  2. the hole so made.
2.
Geology. a cylindrical sample of earth strata obtained by boring a vertical hole.
3.
borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.
Origin of boring2
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see bore2, -ing1
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boring1

/ˈbɔːrɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
  2. the hole made in this way
2.
(often pl) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring

boring2

/ˈbɔːrɪŋ/
adjective
1.
dull; repetitious; uninteresting
Derived Forms
boringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for borings

boring

adj.

mid-15c., "action of piercing," from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense "wearying, causing ennui."

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