collecting

present participle of collect
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as in containing
to gain emotional or mental control of applicants should collect their thoughts while waiting to be interviewed

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as in compiling
to bring together from several sources into a single volume or list collected the author's early short stories, which were originally published in several obscure sci-fi magazines

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“Collecting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/collecting. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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