from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of raising plants at an earlier season than is normal, especially by using a hotbed
  • n. An extension in the development time of an underexposed negative in order to bring out detail
  • n. A technique used to prove the consistency of certain axioms in set theory
  • v. Present participle of force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.
  • n. The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In horticulture, the art or practice of raising plants by artificial heat, at a season earlier than the natural one.
  • n. In gunnery, the act of making a bullet take the grooves of a rifle.
  • n.


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