prac·​tic·​ing ˈprak-tə-siŋ How to pronounce practicing (audio)
variants or less commonly practising
: actively engaged in a specified career or way of life
a practicing physician

Examples of practicing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book provoked deadly protests in Rushdie’s native India–where he was born to a family of non-practicing Muslims–and Pakistan. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of practicing was in 1625

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“Practicing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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