grazing

noun
graz·​ing | \ ˈgrā-ziŋ How to pronounce grazing (audio) \

Definition of grazing

: herbage or land for grazing

Examples of grazing in a Sentence

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The system was rigged to draw most people toward the most commercial music, with suggestions made by algorithms designed to keep a listener in a musical silo and promote grazing. Mark Swed, chicagotribune.com, "Commentary: Classical streaming has arrived. How do the new services stack up?," 3 Sep. 2019 More intensive grazing in turn drove more degradation—more deforestation, desiccation, and erosion. Wade Graham, Smithsonian, "Why Molokai, With All Its Wonders, Is the Least Developed of Hawai’i’s Islands," 31 Aug. 2019 Some popular estimates of vegan-diet carbon input simply don’t count the carbon cost of plowing soil without replenishing it through the grazing of animals. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Is the Future Vegan?," 30 Aug. 2019 The system was rigged to draw most people toward the most commercial music, with suggestions made by algorithms designed to keep a listener in a musical silo and promote grazing. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Classical streaming has arrived. How do the new services stack up?," 29 Aug. 2019 Most are controlled blazes intended to clear land for crops and cattle grazing. New York Times, "Amid Outrage Over Rainforest Fires, Many in the Amazon Remain Defiant," 26 Aug. 2019 Selective grazing can reduce the competitive nature of the entire ecosystem by weeding out some plants and allowing others to over-populate. Claire Wolters, National Geographic, "Grassland threats, explained," 22 Aug. 2019 Rancher and Owyhee County Commissioner Jerry Hoagland said ranchers want the junipers removed to improve cattle grazing. Washington Post, "Massive juniper tree-cutting project aims to aid sage grouse," 21 Aug. 2019 Some had even adopted regenerative grazing practices that put livestock to work rebuilding carbon-rich soil. David R. Montgomery, The Conversation, "Restoring soil can help address climate change," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of grazing

1517, in the meaning defined above

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