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puddling Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb wade or dabble in a puddle
    • The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard
  2. verb subject to puddling or form by puddling
    • puddle iron
  3. verb dip into mud before planting
    • puddle young plants
  4. verb work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
  5. verb mess around, as in a liquid or paste
    • The children are having fun puddling in paint
  6. verb make into a puddle
    puddle; muddle.
    • puddled mire
  7. verb make a puddle by splashing water
  8. verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; addle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues
  9. verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

Pud"dling noun
  1. (Hydraul. Engin.) (a) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material. (b) Puddle. See Puddle, n., 2.
  2. (Metal.) The art or process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities.

Webster 1913