fouling

noun
foul·​ing | \ ˈfau̇-liŋ How to pronounce fouling (audio) \

Definition of fouling

: deposit, incrustation fouling on a ship's bottom

First Known Use of fouling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fouling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fouling. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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