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greening

[ gree-ning ]

noun

  1. any variety of apple whose skin is green when ripe.
  2. the return or revival of youthful characteristics:

    the greening of America.



greening

/ ˈɡriːnɪŋ /

noun

  1. the process of making or becoming more aware of environmental considerations


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Word History and Origins

Origin of greening1

First recorded in 1590–1600; green + -ing 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of greening1

C20: from green (sense 13)

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Example Sentences

Beyond ensuring access to cooling, whether at home or in cooling centers, urban greening and increasing tree cover can also play an important role in lessening the effects of extreme heat on a neighborhood.

From Time

“We found that urban greening works best for reducing runoff in more arid, water-limited environments, while in more humid, energy-limited climates, cooling is more likely to be a stronger benefit.”

It is a plan for the greening of an existing military, rather than the creation of an environmentally neutral branch of the military from scratch.

New climate simulations looking to both the region’s past and future suggest this greening could have a profound effect on the climate of northern Africa, and even beyond.

Meanwhile, other areas at risk of urban flooding across the globe are deploying their own greening projects to help absorb heavy precipitation, from Philadelphia’s Green Acres program to Cairo’s rooftop garden initiative.

There are some obvious reasons for the greening of the car fleet.

But in this age of the greening of the U.S. auto fleet, so does smart engineering and pinching pennies.

As temperatures rise, the Sahara and other dry areas are greening on the edges.

Greening (furiously to Head Cook): How did you come to engage such a scurvy-looking fellow?

Sweeting stands before Greening, holding out her dress while Greening reaches down pepper-pot from dresser.

Blossom and greenness are everywhere; even the brown paths of the plough and harrow are greening with springing grain.

One of the six is still in cultivation, and known as the Illinois Greening.

One of Arizona's most wonderful phenomena is the sudden greening of the sandy stretches after a heavy rain.

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