packing

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
pack

Third-person singular
packs

Past tense
packed

Past participle
packed

Present participle
packing

  1. The present participle of pack.
    She was in her room packing her clothes into a suitcase.

Noun[change]

Singular
packing

Plural
packings

  1. You put packing around an object to protect it.
    She used old rags as packing around the glass vase before sending it to her friend.
  2. Doctors use packing to keep open wounds clean, or blood from getting in the way during an operation.