get|ter|ing


get|ter|ing
get|ter|ing «GEHT uhr ihng», noun.
the process by which residual gases are removed from a vacuum tube by means of a getter.

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  • flut´ter|ing|ly — flut|ter «FLUHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to wave back and forth quickly and lightly; quiver: »A small flag fluttered in the breeze. 2. to move or flap the wings without flying or with short flights: »The chickens fluttered excitedly when they… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blis´ter|ing|ly — blis|ter|ing «BLIHS tuhr ihng», adjective. 1. causing or capable of causing blisters. 2. very hot. a) sweltering: »blistering heat. b) Figurative. angry: »a blistering condemnation. c) Figurative. violent. 3. Figurative. very fast: »…this year s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blis|ter|ing — «BLIHS tuhr ihng», adjective. 1. causing or capable of causing blisters. 2. very hot. a) sweltering: »blistering heat. b) Figurative. angry: »a blistering condemnation. c) Figurative. violent. 3. Figurative. very fast: »…this year s blistering… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fal´ter|ing|ly — fal|ter|ing «FL tuhr ihng», adjective. that falters: »a faltering hand. –fal´ter|ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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