witching

[ wich-ing ]
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noun
  1. the use or practice of witchcraft.

  2. fascination; charm; enchantment.

adjective
  1. of, characterized by, or suitable for sorcery or black magic: a witching potion.

  2. enchanting; fascinating.

Origin of witching

1
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

Words Nearby witching

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How to use witching in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for witching

witching

/ (ˈwɪtʃɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. relating to or appropriate for witchcraft

  2. rare bewitching

noun
  1. witchcraft; magic

Derived forms of witching

  • witchingly, adverb

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