sharpening

present participle of sharpen
as in grinding
to make sharp or sharper you need to sharpen your penknife's blade frequently in order to be able to whittle properly

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“Sharpening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sharpening. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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