AskDefine | Define rending

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rending adj : resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward" [syn: ripping, splitting]

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Verb

rending
  1. present participle of rend

Adjective

rending
  1. that rends

Derived terms

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