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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English blastynge, equivalent to blast +‎ ing (present participle ending).

VerbEdit

blasting

  1. present participle of blast
    The TV is blasting. Please turn it down!

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English blastyng, blastynge, equivalent to blast +‎ -ing (gerundive ending).

NounEdit

blasting (plural blastings)

  1. A planned explosion, as in mining.
  2. The act by which something is blasted, or blighted.
    • Mark Twain
      They showed signs of the blightings and blastings of time, in their outward aspect, but they were young within; young and cheerful, and ready to talk []

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