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gnawing

[ naw-ing ]
/ ˈnɔ ɪŋ /
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noun
the act of a person or thing that gnaws.
Usually gnawings. persistent, dull pains; pangs: the gnawings of hunger.
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Origin of gnawing

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at gnaw, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM gnawing

gnaw·ing·ly, adverb
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