witching witch"ing, a. That witches or enchants; suited to enchantment or witchcraft; bewitching. ``The very witching time of night.'' --Shak. -- {Witch"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • witching — witch•ing [[t]ˈwɪtʃ ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the use or practice of witchcraft 2) fascination; charm; enchantment 3) of, characterized by, or suitable for sorcery or black magic: a witching potion[/ex] 4) enchanting; fascinating • Etymology: bef. 1000… …   From formal English to slang

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