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[ puhm-ping ]


  1. the act or process of pumping or the action of a pump.
  2. Meteorology. rapid change in the height of the column in a mercury barometer, resulting from fluctuations in the surrounding air pressure.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pumping1

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

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Example Sentences

It’s thought to be the result of years of high-pressure pumping of large volumes of blood, but studies haven’t found any evidence that it leads to health problems.

Double pumps empty both breasts at the same time, cutting pumping time in half.

The more natural the movement and suction, the easier it is for a pumping mom.

The post The best breast pump for comfortable, effective pumping wherever you are appeared first on Popular Science.

Consider how often, when, and where you’ll pump to find a pump that fits your pumping needs and lifestyle.

So we know that boring down to the bedrock and pumping it full of fluid can cause earthquakes.

Since 2004, US oil output has jumped by about 56 percent, the equivalent of pumping an extra 3.1 million barrels a day.

Google, he claims, is a “good monopoly” because it keeps pumping out fresh ideas.

Scott has struggled to connect with voters in the Sunshine State despite pumping his own dollars into the effort.

They perform as God made them to, diligently pumping out future patriots at 13-month intervals.

Watt's first pumping engine was started at Bloomfield Colliery, March 8, 1776.

They may be made both winding and pumping engines at the same time, if so required.

Trevithick was equally ready with the application of steam-power either for pumping of water or for boring and removing rock.

Then some genius steadied the wind pressure by pumping air into a reservoir partly filled with water.

Wheal Concord pumping engine, in 1827 had a similar air-pump.





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