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packing

[ pak-ing ]
/ ˈpæk ɪŋ /
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noun

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Origin of packing

1350–1400; Middle English pakking (gerund). See pack1, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM packing

un·der·pack·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for packing

packing
/ (ˈpækɪŋ) /

noun

  1. material used to cushion packed goods
  2. (as modifier)a packing needle
the packaging of foodstuffs
med
  1. the application of a medical pack
  2. gauze or other absorbent material for packing a wound
printing sheets of material, esp paper, used to cover the platen or impression cylinder of a letterpress machine
any substance or material used to make watertight or gastight joints, esp in a stuffing box
engineering pieces of material of various thicknesses used to adjust the position of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment
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Medical definitions for packing

packing
[ păkĭng ]

n.

The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes.
The material so used; a pack.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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