roasting

[ roh-sting ]
/ ˈroʊ stɪŋ /

adjective

used or suitable to roast.
exceedingly hot; scorching: a roasting July.

noun

a severely critical notice or review; pan.

Origin of roasting

1350–1400; Middle English (gerund); see roast, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM roasting

roast·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for roasting (2 of 2)

Origin of roast

1250–1300; Middle English rosten (v.) < Old French rostir < Germanic; compare Dutch roosten, German rösten

OTHER WORDS FROM roast

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British Dictionary definitions for roasting (1 of 2)

roasting
/ (ˈrəʊstɪŋ) informal /

adjective

extremely hot

noun

severe criticism

British Dictionary definitions for roasting (2 of 2)

roast
/ (rəʊst) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

something that has been roasted, esp meat

Word Origin for roast

C13: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast
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