Taking Tak"ing, a. 1. Apt to take; alluring; attracting. [1913 Webster]

Subtile in making his temptations most taking. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. Infectious; contageous. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] -- {Tak"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Tak"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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