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noun pack·ing \ˈpa-kiŋ\

: the act or process of putting things into bags or boxes

: material that is used to hold or protect things so that they can be moved or sent somewhere

Full Definition of PACKING

a :  the action or process of packing something; also :  a method of packing
b :  the processing of food and especially meat for future sale
:  material (as a covering or stuffing) used to protect packed goods (as for shipping); also :  material used for making airtight or watertight <packing for a faucet>

Examples of PACKING

  1. We finished all our packing yesterday.
  2. I used some old newspapers for packing.

First Known Use of PACKING

14th century
Medical Dictionary


noun pack·ing \ˈpak-iŋ\

Medical Definition of PACKING

:  the therapeutic application of a pack <hemorrhage…could not be controlled by suture or packingJournal of the American Medical Association>
:  the material used in packing
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