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cissing Line breaks: cis|sing
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪsɪŋ/

Definition of cissing in English:


[mass noun]
(In decorating) failure of paint to adhere properly to a surface.
Example sentences
  • Step 1: Rub over the panel with a damp sponge and Rottenstone powder to eliminate cissing.
  • Here, wetting defects, such as cissing, crawling and even bad adhesion of the paint film occur.
  • Poor degreasing will not remove the grease and graphite on the profile surface which could cause cissing and poor coating adhesion.


Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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