pitting definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of gap.
  • noun:
    • The formation of pits on a surface due to deterioration
    • The work or procedure of digging or sinking a hole or gap.
    • The act or operation of putting in a pit or in pits: as, the pitting of potatoes; the pitting of hides.
    • A pit, mark, or hollow despair on the surface, including that kept on the skin by a pustule associated with smallpox.
    • several these types of pits considered collectively; a collection of pitmarks.
    • In botany, hawaii or condition to be pitted.
    • A corrosion regarding the inner area of steam-boilers, wherein the steel becomes gradually covered with small cavities.
    • A corrosion for the base of iron vessels.
    • In geology, the excavation of little pits in a surface of stone, generally by some process of answer.
    • the forming of tiny pits in a surface as a consequence of deterioration

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