fining

[ fahy-ning ]
/ ˈfaɪ nɪŋ /

noun

the process by which fused glass is freed of undissolved gases.
the process of clarifying or filtering a wine or spirit.

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Origin of fining

First recorded in 1495–1505; fine1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for fining

fining
/ (ˈfaɪnɪŋ) /

noun

the process of removing undissolved gas bubbles from molten glass
the process of clarifying liquors by the addition of a coagulant
(plural) a substance, such as isinglass, added to wine, beer, etc, to clarify it

Word Origin for fining

C17: from fine 1 (in the sense: to clarify, refine)
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