Simple Definition of pitting
: small holes or dents on a surface
Full Definition of pitting
1 : an arrangement of pits
2 : the action or process of forming pits
3 : the bringing of gamecocks together to fight
Examples of pitting in a sentence
The car's paint showed some pitting from flying gravel.
Her face had some minor pitting from the chicken pox.
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Medical Definition of pitting
1: the action or process of forming pits (as in acned skin, a tooth, or a dental restoration)
2: the formation of a depression or indentation in living tissue that is produced by pressure with a finger or blunt instrument and disappears only slowly following release of the pressure in some forms of edema
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