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lining Syllabification: lin·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlīniNG/

Definition of lining in English:


1A layer of different material covering the inside surface of something: a lining of fireproof insulation [as modifier]: lining paper
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  • Lipid surface linings have also a key role of preventing contact formation, thus sustaining the membrane integrity by virtue of repulsive interactions between hydrated headgroups.
  • Those that arise from surface linings of organs are the commonest group and are called carcinomas.
  • In recent articles, two terrific writers whose work has graced this paper have seen silver linings in the recall movement that just plain aren't there.
1.1An additional layer of different material attached to the inside of a garment or curtain to make it warmer or hang better: leather gloves with fur linings
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  • The denims were cut so short that the pocket linings were hanging out in the open and gently wafting on the breeze.
  • It is a specialist cotton and polycotton weaving firm which makes shirts, coat linings and raincoats for major fashion labels.
  • Jackets in felt and printed denim have unfinished and reversed seams with bright red linings for men.

Words that rhyme with lining

signing, Twining, vining

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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