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succeeding

[ suhk-see-ding ]
/ səkˈsi dɪŋ /
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adjective
being that which follows; subsequent; ensuing: laws to benefit succeeding generations.
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Origin of succeeding

First recorded in 1555–65; succeed + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM succeeding

suc·ceed·ing·ly, adverbun·suc·ceed·ing, adjective
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How to use succeeding in a sentence

  • So we gave him two glasses of lemonade succeedingly, and thanked him for giving us the idea.

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