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Definition of "tamping" [tamp•ing]

  • Present participle of tamp. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tamping" in a sentence
  • "Think the success of the Surge and Sunni Awakening in tamping down the violence casts the comments in even a better light now:"
  • "This material is called tamping material or tamping, and the process, tamping."
  • "The best quality for the purpose of manufacturing dynamite is that which contains the largest quantity of the long tubular _bacillariæ_, and less of the round and lancet-shaped forms, such as _pleurosigmata_ and _diclyochæ_, as the tube-shaped diatoms absorb the nitro-glycerine better, and it becomes packed into the centre of the silicious skeleton of the diatoms, the skeleton acting as a kind of tamping, and increasing the intensity of the explosion."