Definition of firing

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firing


[

fahy


uh

r

-ing ]


/ ˈfaɪ

ə

r ɪŋ /


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noun


the act of a person or thing that

fires

.


material for a

fire

; fuel.


the act of baking ceramics or glass.

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Origin of


firing

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at

fire

,

-ing

1

OTHER WORDS FROM firing


un·fir·ing,


adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for

firing


firing


/ (

ˈfaɪərɪŋ

) /


noun


the process of baking ceramics, etc, in a kiln or furnace


a second firing


the act of stoking a fire or furnace


a discharge of a firearm


something used as fuel, such as coal or wood


US


a scorching of plants, as a result of disease, drought, or heat

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