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slashing

[ slash-ing ]
/ ˈslæʃ ɪŋ /
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noun

a slash.

adjective

sweeping; cutting.
violent; severe: a slashing wind.
dashing; impetuous.
vivid; flashing; brilliant.
Informal. very large or fine; splendid: a slashing fortune.

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Origin of slashing

First recorded in 1590–1600; slash1 + -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM slashing

slash·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for slashing

slashing
/ (ˈslæʃɪŋ) /

adjective

aggressively or harshly critical (esp in the phrase slashing attack)

Derived forms of slashing

slashingly, adverb
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