rubbing

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rubbinge, rubbynge, equivalent to rub +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

rubbing (plural rubbings)

  1. An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From rub +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

rubbing

  1. present participle of rub