plumming

noun
plum·​ming | \ ˈpləmiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of plumming

: degradation of a silver photographic image frequently manifested by a color change (as to purplish) occurring during drying especially at elevated temperatures

called also bronzing

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History and Etymology for plumming

plum entry 1 + -ing, noun suffix (action)

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“Plumming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumming. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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