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witching

[ wich-ing ]
/ ˈwɪtʃ ɪŋ /
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noun

the use or practice of witchcraft.
fascination; charm; enchantment.

adjective

of, characterized by, or suitable for sorcery or black magic: a witching potion.
enchanting; fascinating.

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Origin of witching

before 1000; Middle English wicching (noun and adj.), Old English wiccung (noun), derivative of wiccian to practice witchcraft. See witch, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM witching

witch·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for witching

witching
/ (ˈwɪtʃɪŋ) /

adjective

relating to or appropriate for witchcraft
rare bewitching

noun

witchcraft; magic

Derived forms of witching

witchingly, adverb
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