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spindling

[ spind-ling ]
/ ˈspɪnd lɪŋ /
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adjective

long or tall and slender, often disproportionately so.
growing into a long, slender stalk or stem, often too slender or weak to remain upright.

noun

a spindling person or thing.

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Origin of spindling

First recorded in 1740–50; spindle + -ing2, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for spindling

spindling
/ (ˈspɪndlɪŋ) /

adjective

long and slender, esp disproportionately so
(of stalks, shoots, etc) becoming long and slender

noun

a spindling person or thing
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