Definition of Fretting

1. Verb. (present participle of fret) ¹



2. Noun. Action of the verb ''to fret''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fretting

1. fret [v] - See also: fret

Medical Definition of Fretting

1. Abrasive polishing and wear of two metallic surfaces at their interface due to repetitive motion. Origin: M.E., fr. O.E. Fretan, to devour (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fretting

fretfulnesses
fretless
fretman
fretmen
frets
fretsaw
fretsaws
fretsome
frett
fretted
fretten
fretter
fretters
frettier
frettiest
fretting (current term)
frettings
fretts
fretty
fretum
fretwork
fretworked
fretworks
freudenbergite
freudian
freudian psychoanalysis
freudian theory
freund's adjuvant
frevo
frex

Literary usage of Fretting

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1. The Christian Magazine by Mendon Association (1825)
"ON fretting. The etymology of the v/on\fret is doubtful. It is used in various senses. It is sometimes used to denote a frith, or strait of the sea ; where ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... of the army which was fretting under the command of emigres who had once fought against France, but were then being appointed to important commands, ..."

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