sharpening

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sharp·en

 (shär′pən)
tr. & intr.v. sharp·ened, sharp·en·ing, sharp·ens
To make or become sharp or sharper.

sharp′en·er n.
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sharpening

(ˈʃɑːpnɪŋ)
n
the act of making the edge of something very thin or of making its end pointedone of several very thin, small pieces of wood produced when one sharpens a pencil
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Mundial takes a step-by-step approach to sharpening, offering a butcher steel, which comes with a block set but is also an open-stock item; a diamond steel, which grinds out nicks; and a sharpening stone.