Definition of GRATING

noun : GRATING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air ;

  • 3. (

    ) optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum ;

verb : GRATING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace" ;

  • 3. (

    ) reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg" ;

  • 4. (

    ) make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger" ;

Adjective : GRATING

Source: WordNet 3.1


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