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churn


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Churn  \Churn\  (ch[^u]rn),  n.  [OE.  chirne,  cherne,  AS  ceren, 
  cyrin;  akin  to  D.  karn,  Dan.  kierne  See  {Churn},  v.  t.] 
  A  vessel  in  which  milk  or  cream  is  stirred,  beaten,  or 
  otherwise  agitated  (as  by  a  plunging  or  revolving  dasher)  in 
  order  to  separate  the  oily  globules  from  the  other  parts  and 
  obtain  butter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Churn  \Churn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Churned}  (ch[^u]rnd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Churning}.]  [OE.  chernen  AS  cernan  akin  to  LG 
  karnen,  G.  kernen,  D.  karnen,  Dan.  kierne  Sw  k["a]rna,  and 
  also  to  E.  corn,  kernel,  the  meaning  coming  from  the  idea  of 
  extracting  the  kernel  or  marrow.  See  {Kernel}.] 
  1.  To  stir,  beat  or  agitate,  as  milk  or  cream  in  a  churn,  in 
  order  to  make  butter. 
 
  2.  To  shake  or  agitate  with  violence. 
 
  Churned  in  his  teeth,  the  foamy  venom  rose. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Churn  \Churn\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  the  operation  of  churning. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  churn 
  n  :  agitates  cream  to  separate  butterfat  from  buttermilk  [syn:  {butter 
  churn}] 
  v  1:  stir  (cream)  vigorously  in  order  to  make  butter 
  2:  be  agitated;  of  liquids  [syn:  {boil},  {moil},  {roil}] 




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