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Meaning of CRUSHING

Pronunciation:  'krushing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
  2. [adj]  physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing"

CRUSHING is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: destructive, devastating, quelling, stifling, suppression
 See Also: bar, crackdown, prevention



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Crush"ing\, a.
That crushes; overwhelming. ``The blow must be quick and
crushing.'' --Macualay.

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