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mongering

[ mong-ger-ing, muhng- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gər ɪŋ, ˈmʌŋ- /
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noun
the act or practice of promoting, spreading, or trading in a specified thing (usually used in combination):Government officials were creating an atmosphere of insecurity with rumors and fear-mongering.Almost 80% of the women here are involved in fishing, particularly in processing and fish-mongering.
adjective
promoting, spreading, or trading in a specified thing (usually used in combination):During World War II the Irish Times was prevented by Irish censors from publishing warmongering propaganda on behalf of the British.
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Origin of mongering

First recorded in 1580–90 for def. 2 and in 1805–10 for def. 1; monger + -ing1 for the noun; monger + -ing2 for the adjective
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