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Definition of the noun crushing

What does crushing mean as a name of something?


  1. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

Alternative definition of the noun crushing


  1. The action of the verb to crush.
  2. A former method of execution.

Definition of the adjective crushing

What does crushing mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more crushing / most crushing

  1. physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
    • examples: a crushing blow | a crushing rejection | bone-crushing
    • synonym of crushing: devastating
    • similar: destructive

Alternative definition of the adjective crushing


  1. That crushes; overwhelming.
  2. See disheartening.


Crushing: Death by crushing or pressing is a method of execution that has a history during which the techniques used varied greatly from place to place. This form of execution is no longer sanctioned by any governing body.

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Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

A radial compressive test applied to tubing, sinteredmetal bearings, or other similar products for determining radial crushing strength (maximum load in compression). (2) An axial compressive test for determining quality of tubing, such as ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

instrument for simultaneous crushing and cutting of exposed spermatic cord inopencastration. Cutting the cord is simple, crushing thevesselssothat hemorrhageisavoided in a mature ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2012)

by Loran O'Bannon

A crushing device consisting of a gyrating cone in a conical cavity with tapered clearances such that material is reduced in size several times during passage. crusher, conical. A crusher in which clay material passes between a moving set of ...

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The Shadow Government is Crushing Liberty!

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Quotes about Crushing

Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. (Henri Frederic Amiel)
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Scrabble value of C3R1U1S1H4I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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