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teeming

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[ tee-ming ]
/ ˈti mɪŋ /
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adjective
abounding or swarming with something, as with people: We elbowed our way through the teeming station.
prolific or fertile.
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Origin of teeming

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First recorded in 1525–35; teem1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM teeming

teem·ing·ly, adverbteem·ing·ness, noun

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Other definitions for teeming (2 of 2)

teeming2
[ tee-ming ]
/ ˈti mɪŋ /

adjective
falling in torrents: a teeming rain.

Origin of teeming

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First recorded in 1685–95; teem2 + -ing2
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