sluicing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

sluicing

  1. Present participle of sluice.

Noun[edit]

sluicing (plural sluicings)

  1. The act by which something is sluiced; a copious wetting; a drenching.
  2. (linguistics) A kind of ellipsis, introduced by an interrogative, where (usually) everything except the interrogative is elided from the clause, as in "I like him, but I don't know why".