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grinding (adj.)

Old English, present-participle adjective from grind (v.). Meaning "oppressive, burdensome" is from 1580s. The verbal noun is from mid-14c.

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Definitions of grinding from WordNet

grinding (n.)
material resulting from the process of grinding;
vegetable grindings clogged the drain
grinding (n.)
a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears);
grinding (n.)
the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice;
Synonyms: abrasion / attrition / detrition
From wordnet.princeton.edu

Dictionary entries near grinding

grimy

grin

Grinch

grind

grinder

grinding

grindstone

gringo

griot

grip

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