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1. Trimming or lining made of fur.
2. A furlike coating, as on the tongue.
a. The preparation of a wall, ceiling, or floor with strips of wood or metal to provide a level substratum for plaster, flooring, or another surface or to create an air space.
b. Strips of material used in this process.
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1. (Building)
a. short for furring strip
b. the fixing of furring strips
c. furring strips collectively
2. (Pathology) the formation of fur on the tongue
3. (Clothing & Fashion) trimming of animal fur, as on a coat or other garment, or furs collectively
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(ˈfɜr ɪŋ)

1. the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur.
2. the fur used.
3. the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue.
a. the attaching of strips of wood or the like (fur′ring strips`) to a wall or other surface, as to provide an even support for lath.
b. material used for this.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furring - a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.furring - strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
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