Meaning of BLOWING in English


ˈblōiŋ, -ēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blāwung, from blāwan to blow + -ung -ing — more at blow

1. : a noise caused by the forcible ejection of air, steam, or gas

2. : a sound that is habitually produced by the vibration of the nostrils in some horses during breathing and is not considered an unsoundness or associated with roaring

3. : a step in the processing of textile fibers, fabrics, or furs in which air or steam is forced through the material

4. : a process of forming hollow wares (as of plastic) by use of internal pressure (as of compressed air) to press the material against the inside of a mold — called also blow molding

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