Definition of Tightening

1. Noun. The act of making something tighter. "The tightening of economic controls"

Specialized synonyms: Take-up
Generic synonyms: Adjustment, Alteration, Modification
Antonyms: Loosening
Derivative terms: Tighten



Definition of Tightening

1. Verb. (present participle of tighten) ¹

2. Noun. The act or process of making more tight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tightening

1. tighten [v] - See also: tighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tightening

tight loops
tight money
tight rope
tight ship
tight ships
tight spot
tighten
tighten one's belt
tighten the purse strings
tighten up
tightened
tightener
tighteners
tightening
tightening your braces
tighteningly
tightenings
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tighter
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tightest
tightfisted
tightfistedness
tightfitting
tighthead
tightheads
tightie-whities

Literary usage of Tightening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mechanical Handling of Material: Being a Treatise on the Handling of by George Frederick Zimmer (1905)
"Both grain and mineral elevators are generally furnished with tightening ... Tightening gears for elevators are generally arranged at the lower or well end ..."

2. The Mechanical Handling and Storing of Material: Being a Treatise on the by George Frederick Zimmer (1922)
"271 and 272 is more suitable for tightening a conveyor chain or band, ... Tightening gears of the same design can be made of much greater lengths. ..."

3. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1825)
"The tightening roller is represented in fig. 68. A and B are two pullies, the one to receive, and the other to transmit, motion, by means of the strap C : D ..."

4. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist;: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1826)
"The tightening roller is represented in fig. 68. A and B are two pullies, the one to receive, and the other to transmit, motion, by means of the strap C : D ..."

5. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1825)
"... carry The tightening roller is represented in fig. 68. ... by means of the strap C : D is the tightening rolle fastened to a movable arm E, ..."

6. The Horseless Age (1909)
"70 cents 1.4 of the cars which had broken springs were Tightening left rear ... One front Tightening engine foundation bolts; time, 1 minute SO seconds. ..."

7. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

8. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

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