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knead

[need] /nid/
verb (used with object)
1.
to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching.
2.
to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage.
3.
to make by kneading:
to knead bread.
4.
to make kneading movements with:
She kneaded her fist into her palm.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English kneden, Old English cnedan; cognate with German kneten, Dutch kneden
Related forms
kneadable, adjective
kneadability, noun
kneader, noun
kneadingly, adverb
reknead, verb (used with object)
unkneaded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kneadability

knead

/niːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to work and press (a soft substance, such as bread dough) into a uniform mixture with the hands
2.
to squeeze, massage, or press with the hands
3.
to make by kneading
Derived Forms
kneader, noun
Word Origin
Old English cnedan; related to Old Saxon knedan, Old Norse knotha
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Word Origin and History for kneadability

knead

v.

Old English cnedan "to knead," from Proto-Germanic *knedanan (cf. Old Saxon knedan, Middle Dutch cneden, Dutch kneden, Old High German knetan, German kneten, Old Norse knoða "to knead"). Originally a strong verb (past tense cnæd, past participle cneden).

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kneadability in the Bible

to prepare dough in the process of baking (Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 28:24; Hos. 7:4).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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