blanketing

[ blang-ki-ting ]
/ ˈblæŋ kɪ tɪŋ /

noun

blankets: The blanketing was too warm.
Radio. the effect of a signal from a powerful transmitter that interferes with or prevents the reception of other signals.

Origin of blanketing

First recorded in 1570–80; blanket + -ing1

Definition for blanketing (2 of 2)

blanket
[ blang-kit ]
/ ˈblæŋ kɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

covering or intended to cover a large group or class of things, conditions, situations, etc.: a blanket proposal; a blanket indictment.

Origin of blanket

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to blanc white (see blank) + -et -et

OTHER WORDS FROM blanket

blan·ket·less, adjectiveblan·ket·like, adjectiveun·blan·ket·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blanketing

blanket
/ (ˈblæŋkɪt) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for blanket

C13: from Old French blancquete, from blanc; see blank
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Idioms and Phrases with blanketing

blanket

see security blanket; wet blanket.

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