smoothing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

smoothing

  1. present participle of smooth

Noun[edit]

smoothing ‎(plural smoothings)

  1. The act by which something is made smooth.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      For, as I draw closer and closer to the end, I travel in the circle, nearer and nearer to the beginning. It seems to be one of the kind smoothings and preparings of the way.