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firing

[ fahyuhr-ing ]
/ ˈfaɪər ɪŋ /
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noun
the act of a person or thing that fires.
material for a fire; fuel.
the act of baking ceramics or glass.
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Origin of firing

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at fire, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM firing

un·fir·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for firing

firing
/ (ˈfaɪərɪŋ) /

noun
the process of baking ceramics, etc, in a kiln or furnacea second firing
the act of stoking a fire or furnace
a discharge of a firearm
something used as fuel, such as coal or wood
US a scorching of plants, as a result of disease, drought, or heat
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