Definition of Plumping

1. Adjective. Very large; of exceptional size for its kind. "Won by a plumping majority"

Similar to: Big, Large



Definition of Plumping

1. Verb. (present participle of plump) ¹

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Definition of Plumping

1. plump [v] - See also: plump

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plumping

plump in
plump out
plump up
plumped
plumpen
plumpened
plumpening
plumpens
plumper
plumpers
plumpest
plumpie
plumpier
plumpiest
plumpiness
plumping (current term)
plumpish
plumply
plumpness
plumpnesses
plumps
plumpy
plums
plumula
plumulaceous
plumulae
plumular
plumularia
plumulariae
plumularian

Literary usage of Plumping

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1. A Manual of Fish-culture: Based on the Methods of the United States by United States Bureau of Fisheries, John J. Brice, Henry Frank Moore, Frederick M. Chamberlain (1897)
"The process of plumping consists in changing oysters from denser to less dense water, causing an interchange of fluids through the walls of the animal, ..."

2. America Revisited: From the Bay of New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and from by George Augustus Sala (1883)
"That festive bird will have an equally hard time of it at Christmas, and especially at the New Year. SCALDING, PLUCKING, AND plumping TURKEYS ..."

3. History of the Settlement of Upper Canada (Ontario): With Special Reference by William Canniff (1869)
"... Blocks"—"plumping Mill''—The Women—.Soldier Farmers—The Hessians— Suffering—The "Scarce Year"—Charge against thu Commissariat Officers— Famine—Cry for ..."

4. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1910)
"plumping HIDE FIBER. The necessity of plumping hide fiber by the means of sour liquors before giving the green stock strong tannic acid, is well understood ..."

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