Definition of Fouling

1. Verb. (present participle of foul) ¹



2. Noun. The adhesion of a foreign material onto a surface, especially so as to reduce its functionality ¹

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Definition of Fouling

1. a deposit or crust [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fouling

foulard
foulards
foulbrood
foulbroods
foulder
fouldered
fouldering
foulders
foule
fouled
fouled anchor
fouler
foulers
foules
foulest
fouling (current term)
foulings
foully
foulmart
foulmarts
foulmouthed
foulnesses
fouls
foumart
foumarts
found
found fault
found object
found objects

Literary usage of Fouling

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1885)
"CORROSIVE ANTI-fouling COMPOSITIONS FOR THE BOTTOMS OF STEEL SHIPS. ... Corrosion involves the life of the ship, and fouling involves the speed and ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Bituminous coatings applied hot are far preferable to cement, but are rather more troublesome to put on. fouling consiste of various marine growths, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Bronze does not corrode readily when in contact with iron, but is slowly attacked when associated with copper. fouling of ships and its prevention. ..."

4. The law of mines, quarries and minerals by Robert Forster MacSwinney (1884)
"The defendant, who was the owner of a copper mine, pleaded a right 1 As to what constitutes such water, As to fouling from natural drainage, yw. see ante, ..."

5. A Manual of Naval Architecture for Use of Officers of the Royal Navy by William Henry White (1900)
"Even with the best protective and anti-fouling compositions applied to the bottoms, ... The prevention of fouling has naturally attracted much attention, ..."

6. Wrongs and Their Remedies: A Treatise on the Law of Torts by Charles Greenstreet Addison, Francis Stafford Pipe Wolferstan, James M. Dudley, Edwin Baylies (1876)
"287 Pleas justifying the fouling of the water of a stream under a ... When the plaintiff complains of the fouling and sending rubbish down a natural stream ..."

7. Railway Signaling by Everett Edgar King (1921)
"fouling Circuits.—fouling circuits are used for protection at turnouts or crossings ... fouling circuits at a turnout. circuits generally extend to the ..."

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