grazing

noun

graz·​ing ˈgrā-ziŋ How to pronounce grazing (audio)
: herbage or land for grazing

Examples of grazing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers believe those fires were created by a perfect storm of climate changes — increasing temperatures, long drought, a fast-shrinking number of grazing animals (who once ate all that flammable flora) and an increase in humans, according to a paper published in Science last year. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2024 So scientists are investigating other potential solutions, such as breeding low-methane livestock and tinkering with the microbes that produce the methane in grazing animals’ stomachs. Bob Holmes, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2024 Wrangel Island had no predators—including humans—and no other grazing animals, which gave the woolly mammoths carte blanche to munch and reproduce freely. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 June 2024 Most of the land in the buttes is held by a small number of legacy families who primarily use the fields for grazing cattle and sheep. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for grazing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1517, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grazing was in 1517

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“Grazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grazing. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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