EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

crumpling

  1. present participle of crumple

NounEdit

crumpling (plural crumplings)

  1. The act by which something crumples.
  2. A crumpled shape or structure.
    • 1905, James Geikie, Structural and Field Geology: For Students of Pure and Applied Science
      When strata are so unsymmetrically and abundantly folded that it becomes difficult or impossible to trace out the individual flexures and crumplings — the whole forming an irregular complex of folds — they are said to be contorted []