green·​ing | \ ˈgrē-niŋ How to pronounce greening (audio) \

Definition of greening

: any of several green-skinned apples

Examples of greening in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chapman and his coalition of young farmers implemented the final greening touches. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "'Hey, we're here': Black conservationists claim their space in their field," 10 July 2020 For a temporary work program to employ Old Brooklyn residents who have been laid off or are facing economic hardship in the midst of the pandemic, paying them to complete greening and beautification projects in the neighborhood. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Greater Cleveland COVID-19 response fund awards $1.1 million in grants," 26 June 2020 Now, with the greening of Europe and even the cleanest hydrocarbon fuel deemed an enemy of climate stability, those bonds face a new threat. Rupert Darwall, WSJ, "‘The Bridge’ Review: A Pipeline Joining East and West," 28 Jan. 2020 Jared Fox, who teaches at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, and seniors Ricardo Herrera and Diane Arevalo are working on a clean-air and greening project in the school’s Upper Manhattan neighborhood. Washington Post, "Times Square new year celebration to spotlight effort to combat climate change," 28 Dec. 2019 Though simple industrial chemicals may be poised for greening, directly synthesizing most complex hydrocarbons with electricity remains too inefficient and costly. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?," 19 Sep. 2019 The annual arrival of life-giving water and the resultant greening of the landscape and gathering of animals carries a poetic sense of renewal. Maggie Shipstead, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Okavango Delta, Horseback Safaris Offer a Whole New Perspective," 11 Feb. 2020 American greenhouse gas emissions have trended downward in recent years, largely thanks to the greening of U.S. power plants. Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American, "Plastics Plants Are Poised to Be the Next Big Carbon Superpolluters," 24 Jan. 2020 More research needs to be done, but Killiny and Gang said eventually the work will lead to the development of orange trees that are more resistant to greening or to treatments for the disease. Cindy Swirko,, "Washington, Florida scientists think they have potential citrus greening breakthrough," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of greening

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greening was in 1577

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24 Jul 2020

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“Greening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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