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taxing

[ tak-sing ]
/ ˈtæk sɪŋ /
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adjective
wearingly burdensome: the day-to-day, taxing duties of a supervisor.
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Origin of taxing

First recorded in 1790–1800; tax + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM taxing

tax·ing·ly, adverbun·tax·ing, adjective
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How to use taxing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for taxing

taxing
/ (ˈtæksɪŋ) /

adjective
demanding, onerous, and wearing

Derived forms of taxing

taxingly, adverb
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