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3 definitions found
 for thinning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thin \Thin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Thinning.] [Cf. AS. ge[thorn]ynnian.]
     To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thinning
      n 1: the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with
           water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine" [syn:
           cutting, thinning]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "thinning":
     Sanforizing, abatement, adulteration, atrophy, attenuation,
     attrition, blunting, consumption, contour plowing, cultivating,
     cultivation, culture, cutting, damping, deadening, debilitation,
     devitalization, diluent, dilution, dissolvent, dressing, drying,
     drying up, dulling, effemination, emaceration, emaciation,
     enervation, enfeeblement, etherealization, evisceration,
     exhaustion, extenuation, fallowing, fatigue, furrowing, harrowing,
     hoeing, inanition, languishment, listing, mitigation, parching,
     plowing, preshrinkage, pruning, rarefaction, reduction, relaxation,
     resolutive, resolvent, searing, shrinkage, shrinking, shriveling,
     slackening, softening, solvent, subtilization, tilling, wasting,
     weakening, weeding, withering, working
  
  

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