upturning

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From upturn +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

upturning

  1. present participle of upturn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English upturnynge, equivalent to upturn +‎ -ing and/or up- +‎ turning.

Noun[edit]

upturning (plural upturnings)

  1. A turning upward.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      He suffered from frequent 'micro-crises' — upturnings of the eyeballs, associated with transient inability to move or respond; these lasted a few seconds only, and occurred dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of times a day.

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