Meaning of FIRING in English

I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of firen to fire — more at fire

1. : the act or an instance of treating, preparing, or curing by heat ; specifically : the process of maturing ceramic products by the application of heat

2. : firewood , coal , fuel

3. : the burning or scorching of plants especially by unfavorable soil conditions or other environmental conditions

II. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of fire (II)

: of or relating to the operation or operating parts of a firearm

firing cycle

firing mechanism

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