Definition of Gnawing

1. Adjective. (context: of pain or hunger) severe or intense ¹



2. Verb. (present participle of gnaw) ¹

3. Noun. A sensation of being gnawed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gnawing

1. a persistent dull pain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnawing

gnatling
gnatlings
gnats
gnattier
gnattiest
gnatty
gnatworm
gnatworms
gnaw at
gnaw someone's vitals
gnawable
gnawed
gnawer
gnawers
gnawing (current term)
gnawing animal
gnawing mammal
gnawingly
gnawings
gnawn
gnaws
gneiss
gneisses
gneissic
gneissoid
gneissoids
gneissose
gnetum
gnide

Literary usage of Gnawing

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1. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"The large gnawing teeth are further peculiar in being curved and Longitudinal section through Beaver skull. I Incisor tooth showing long curved base. ..."

2. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"The large gnawing teeth are further peculiar in being curved and Longitudinal section through Beaver skull. I Incisor tooth showing long curved base. ..."

3. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"The large gnawing teeth are further peculiar in being curved and Longitudinal section through Beaver skull. I Incisor tooth showing long curved base. ..."

4. Nature Study and the Child by Charles B. Scott (1900)
"gnawing. Perhaps pupils have already observed the rabbit gnawing the woodwork of his cage or home, or have discovered evidences of his gnawing power. ..."

5. Graham's Magazine by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
"Л YOUTH leaned over a lump-lit book Willi fémures of care and pain; For a worm WHS winding through niche я nil nook Of hie full ami feverish brain:— gnawing ..."

6. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"Rodents (gnawing Animals). — Rodents are first known from the Eocene, ... With the exception of their powerful gnawing teeth (incisors), rodents, ..."

7. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... regarded as a defense against gnawing animals, and as such, accessory to the spines which can be effective as a protection only against the larger ..."

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