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escaping

  1. present participle of escape

NounEdit

escaping (plural escapings)

  1. The act of one who escapes; an escape.
  2. That which escapes or leaks out; an emission.
    • 1947, Joseph Dever, No Lasting Home (page 406)
      The faint, yet growing escapings of gas were in her nostrils as she slumped into a chair and began painfully to scrawl on the paper.
    • 2006, William W. Johnstone, Gunsight Crossing
      Loud rumblings in the bunkhouse that night awakened the punchers often, with many rude comments made about the gastronomical escapings of certain people.