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  1. present participle of worm


worming (countable and uncountable, plural wormings)

  1. The act by which an animal is wormed.
    • 2001, Kristine Kraeuter, Training Your Beagle (page 15)
      [] you will need to spend a lot more time training and socializing your Beagle, and must endure the sometimes difficult stages of teething, chewing, adolescent exuberance, and frequent veterinarian visits for vaccinations and wormings.
  2. (weaving) The tendency of certain yarn or thread to bunch up after being woven.
    • 2010, Dora Ohrenstein, Creating Crochet Fabric: Experimenting with Hook, Yarn & Stitch:
      I think the smaller hook gave better results, with the larger leading to the unappetizing "worming" of chenille.
    • 2011, Clara Parkes, The Knitter's Book of Yarn:
      The other thing you can do is stick with yarns that don't have a reputation for worming.