termiting

[tur-mahy-ting]
noun
the poking of a twig down the opening of a termite's nest, performed by certain chimpanzees to collect termites for food.

Origin:
termite + -ing1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To termiting
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: termitidae
Next Definition: termless
Words Near: termiting
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for termiting
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing termiting
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
The wear pattern on the fossil bone tools, they observed, closely resembles the modern termiting tool pattern.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature