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churning


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Churning  \Churn"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  churns. 
 
  2.  The  quantity  of  butter  made  at  one  operation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  churning 
  adj  1:  moving  with  or  producing  or  produced  by  vigorous  agitation; 
  "winds  whipped  the  piled  leaves  into  churning  masses"; 
  "a  car  stuck  in  the  churned-up  mud"  [syn:  {churned-up}] 
  2:  (of  a  liquid)  agitated  vigorously;  in  a  state  of  turbulence; 
  "the  river's  roiling  current";  "turbulent  rapids"  [syn:  {roiling}, 
  {roiled},  {roily},  {turbulent}] 




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