foul·​ing ˈfau̇-liŋ How to pronounce fouling (audio)
: deposit, incrustation
fouling on a ship's bottom

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fouling was in the 15th century

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“Fouling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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