- the act or process of a person or thing that packs; specif.,
- the large-scale, esp. commercial, processing and packaging of meats, fruits, or vegetables
- Med. the filling of a wound or cavity with gauze, etc. to permit drainage and prevent closure
- any material used to pack, as excelsior, cardboard, etc. used in packages to cushion and brace the contents, a substance put around valves to make them watertight, etc.
- The act or process of one that packs.
- The processing and packaging of manufactured products, especially food products.
- A material used to prevent leakage or seepage, as around a pipe joint.
- a. The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes.b. The material so used; a pack.
- Present participle of pack.
- The action of the verb.
- As a concrete noun.
- Material used to fill in the space around something, especially to make a piston etc. watertight or airtight.
- Material used to wrap a product for sale etc.; packaging.
- A fee charged to cover the costs of packaging.
- Special material used to fill containers or vessels for certain chemically related applications.
From pack (partly from the verb, partly from the noun) + -ing.
packing - Medical Definition
- The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes.
- The material so used; a pack.
- There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.
- I've been packing my stuff.
- She looked up at her husband from her position scotched down on the parlor floor and resumed sorting Christmas ornaments, packing them away as methodically as if she were returning them to the store.
- Dean finished dismantling the tree, cleaning up the remaining detritus of the holidays and packing away the delicate figures of a manger scene.
- As each stage is worked out, the floor level is connected with that next below it by means of an incline, which facilitates the introduction of the packing material.