grinding

Definitions of grinding
  1. noun
    a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
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    type of:
    noise
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  2. noun
    the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
    synonyms: abrasion, attrition, detrition
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    type of:
    friction, rubbing
    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
  3. noun
    material resulting from the process of grinding
    “vegetable grindings clogged the drain”
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    type of:
    atom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle, speck
    (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
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