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pitting

noun

Simple Definition of pitting

  • : small holes or dents on a surface

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pitting

  1. 1 :  an arrangement of pits

  2. 2 :  the action or process of forming pits

  3. 3 :  the bringing of gamecocks together to fight

Examples of pitting in a sentence

  1. The car's paint showed some pitting from flying gravel.

  2. Her face had some minor pitting from the chicken pox.



1665

First Known Use of pitting

1665


Medical Dictionary

pitting

noun

Medical Definition of pitting

  1. 1:  the action or process of forming pits (as in acned skin, a tooth, or a dental restoration)

  2. 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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