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Princeton's WordNet

  1. churning, churned-upadjective

    moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation

    "winds whipped the piled leaves into churning masses"; "a car stuck in the churned-up mud"

  2. churning, roiling, roiled, roily, turbulentadjective

    (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

    "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids"

Wiktionary

  1. churningnoun

    The act by which something is churned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Churning

    of Churn

  2. Churningnoun

    the act of one who churns

  3. Churningnoun

    the quantity of butter made at one operation

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  1. Churning

    Churning is the process of shaking up cream to make butter, and various forms of butter churn have been used for the purpose. In Europe from the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, this was generally as simple as a barrel with a plunger in it, which was moved by hand. Afterward, mechanical means of churning were usually substituted. Butter is essentially the fat of milk. It is usually made from sweet cream. In the USA, Ireland and the UK, salt is usually added to it. Unsalted butters are most commonly used in the rest of Europe. However, it can also be made from acidulated or bacteriologically soured cream. Well into the 19th century butter was still made from cream that had been allowed to stand and sour naturally. The cream was then skimmed from the top of the milk and poured into a wooden tub. Buttermaking was done by hand in butter churns. The natural souring process is, however, a very sensitive one and infection by foreign microorganisms often spoiled the result. Today's commercial buttermaking is a product of the knowledge and experience gained over the years in such matters as hygiene, bacterial acidifying and heat treatment, as well as the rapid technical development that has led to the advanced machinery now used. The commercial cream separator was introduced at the end of the 19th century, the continuous churn had been commercialized by the middle of the 20th century.

Editors Contribution

  1. churning

    mixing

    I was churning the cookie batter

    Submitted by anonymous on May 6, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of churning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of churning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of churning in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A private sector employer who claims to be not getting right & bright employees and blames the academic institution for not churning out employable grads, should just show practically first if any sincere, hardworking and talented person could actually grow to high position with big designation & deserved remuneration in its own organization.

  2. Ken Polcari:

    There is nothing really to drive sentiment one way or the other that is going to change people's perceptions on anything at the moment so therefore you are just getting this churning back and forth, once we made that new high the other day, the market just backed off and now it is just churning until tomorrow.

  3. Robin Green:

    I am...blood. That primordial ooze. Not out there, listeners, in here. Inside this skin we wear, it only lets us think we're something else-- nice clean brains, little talking computers running around in the pursuit of happiness. We pierce this skin and what do we see Warm ooze, protoplasm churning and jesting, defecating, pulsating, life, death.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    the vow of silence, that's the mind-blower. see, talking is what I do... I t's a real need with me, a craving, I'm like a word junkie. I never shut up. I talk to myself, I talk in my sleep. the idea of voluntarily turning off that tap, I can't imagine it it'd be like, I don't know, all the rivers in the world just slammed to a stop. no churning, no flowing, no white water, just stillness, crushing stillness. I don't think I could stand it, locked up like that in my own psyche. I'd collapse into myself, I'd implode

  5. Gerald Hill:

    They come in, they don't understand trauma-informed care, they don't understand the history of Native people and their interaction with the healthcare system, if you're churning through doctors, they don't have the trust. Continuity is very important.

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