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roasting

[ roh-sting ]
/ ˈroʊ stɪŋ /
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adjective

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

noun

a severely critical notice or review; pan.

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Origin of roasting

1350–1400; Middle English (gerund); see roast, -ing1, -ing2
roast·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for roasting

roasting
/ (ˈrəʊstɪŋ) informal /

adjective

extremely hot

noun

severe criticism
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