clenching

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

clenching

  1. Present participle of clench.

Noun[edit]

clenching (plural clenchings)

  1. The act by which something (a fist, a jaw, etc.) is clenched.
    • 1965, Edward J. Murray, Sleep, dreams, and arousal (page 151)
      Many of the clenchings [of muscles] were uncoordinated, and one would guess that they occurred more and more as the sleep synchronized.