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English definition of “ironing”

ironing

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈaɪənɪŋ/
ACTIVITY B1 the activity of making clothes flat and smooth using an iron (= a piece of electrical equipment): John was doing the ironing.Cleaning clothes
CLOTHES the clothes that are waiting to be ironed, or those that have just been ironed: a basket full of ironingCleaning clothes
(Definition of ironing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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