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Meaning of “ironing” in the English Dictionary

"ironing" in British English

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ironingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈaɪə.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈaɪr-/
B1 the ​activity of making ​clothesflat and ​smooth, using an iron: I must do some/the ironing ​tonight. clothes that are ​waiting to be ironed or have just been ironed: a ​basketfull of ironing

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  • Bring the ironing ​board through here, then you can ​watch TV while you do the ironing.
  • There is a ​hugepile of ironing to be done, but I just can't ​face it ​tonight.
(Definition of ironing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ironing" in American English

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ironingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑɪ·ər·nɪŋ/
the ​activity of using an ​iron to make ​clothsmooth: I do the ironing ​once a ​week.
(Definition of ironing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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