coating

noun
coat·​ing | \ ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio) \

Definition of coating

1 : cloth for coats
2 : coat, covering

Examples of coating in a Sentence

The fabric has a coating that prevents liquids from soaking through. A light coating of snow had fallen. There was a coating of ice on the pond.
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Avoid steel wool or hard bristles, as these tools can damage the coating on the heating element. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Air Fryers for Making Crispy Comfort Foods So Much Healthier," 20 Nov. 2018 With a fluffy tip the size of a cotton swab, the primer deposits a light, Velcro-esque coating on my lids. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "My Eyeshadow Wouldn’t Last an Hour Without Fenty’s Primer," 27 July 2018 Damage could also be seen on the ground floor of the building, as the overhead light in the foyer was broken and plaster had fallen down from the ceiling, leaving the wooden slats exposed and a thick coating of mess on the floor. Jerome Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "East Boston man ordered held on $200,000 bail on explosive charges after apartment blast," 9 July 2018 The coating on a radio’s metal chassis may be discolored, similar to silver becoming tarnished. New York Times, "Her Job: Help the Troops Do Theirs," 6 July 2018 Strain and put into a hand sprayer. Dishwashing detergent breaks the waxy coating on the outside of the aphids' bodies. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "If you have plants outside, you have aphids. Here’s what to do about it.," 5 July 2018 The coating on thermofoils can separate when exposed to heat. Sarah Stebbins, ELLE Decor, "How To Choose The Best Kitchen Cabinets," 8 Apr. 2016 Industries use the chemicals in coatings meant to protect consumer goods from stains, water and corrosion. Michael Casey, The Seattle Times, "EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks," 12 Feb. 2019 That’s why BepiColombo’s most important parts — its solar panels, antennas, and sensors — are covered in a special protective coating meant to keep the vehicle cool. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Two spacecraft are embarking on a seven-year journey to decode Mercury’s mysteries," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of coating

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coating was in 1768

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coating

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coating

: a thin layer or covering of something

coating

noun
coat·​ing | \ ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio) \

Kids Definition of coating

: coat entry 1 sense 3, covering The stairs have a coating of ice.

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