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  1. present participle of mask

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masking (countable and uncountable, plural maskings)

  1. The act by which something is masked.
  2. An entertainment at which the guests conceal their faces with masks.
    • 1984, John Norman, Players of Gor:
      Such things, maskings, and disguisings, and dressing up, sometimes in incredible and wild fashions, are all part of the fun of carnival.
  3. The practice of wearing safety masks, such as face masks.
    • 2020 November 20, Tom McCarthy, “Republican officials finally forced into action on Covid-19 as reality bites”, in The Guardian[1]:
      For millions of American lives touched by the coronavirus, it was too late to correct the failure to stand up protocols for masking and social distancing, testing and contact-tracing. But negative consequences of the culture war around the pandemic could still lie ahead, damaging the national vaccination effort.