firing 1 of 2

as in blasting
a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece found a flaw in the gun's firing

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firing

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verb

present participle of fire
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as in discharging
to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force soldiers fired at the enemy in panic-stricken disorder

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as in stimulating
to give life, vigor, or spirit to a school outing to the natural history museum fired his imagination, and he grew up to become an eminent paleontologist

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“Firing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/firing. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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