wear·​ing | \ ˈwer-iŋ How to pronounce wearing (audio) \

Definition of wearing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: intended for wear wearing apparel

Definition of wearing (Entry 2 of 2)

: subjecting to or inflicting wear especially : causing fatigue a wearing journey

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Adjective (2)

wearingly \ ˈwer-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce wearingly (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of wearing

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Wearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearing. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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