Definition of pitting
1 : an arrangement of pits
2 : the action or process of forming pits
3 : the bringing of gamecocks together to fight
Examples of pitting in a sentence
The car's paint showed some pitting from flying gravel.
Her face had some minor pitting from the chicken pox.
First Known Use of pitting
PITTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pitting for English Language Learners
: small holes or dents on a surface
Medical Definition of pitting
1: the action or process of forming pits (as in acned skin, a tooth, or a dental restoration)
2: the formation of a depression or indentation in living tissue that is produced by pressure with a finger or blunt instrument and disappears only slowly following release of the pressure in some forms of edema
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