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witching

noun witch·ing \ ˈwi-chiŋ \
|Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of witching

: the practice of witchcraft : sorcery

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before 12th century

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witching

adjective

Definition of witching

: of, relating to, or suitable for sorcery or supernatural occurrences
  • the very witching time of night
  • —William Shakespeare

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14th century

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