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Definition of GASSING

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Gas \Gas\ (g[a^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gassed} (g[a^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gassing}.]
     1. (Textiles) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     3. to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas "The protest threatened to become violent, and the police gassed the demonstrators to force them to disperse." [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gassing \Gas"sing\, n.
     1. (Manuf.) The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibers; any similar process of singeing. [1913 Webster]

     2. Boasting; insincere or empty talk. [Slang]
        [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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