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borrowing

[bor-oh-ing, bawr-] /ˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr-/
noun
1.
the act of one who borrows.
2.
the process by which something, as a word or custom, is adopted or absorbed.
3.
the result of such a process; something borrowed, as a foreign word or phrase or a custom.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see borrow, -ing1
Related forms
nonborrowing, adjective
preborrowing, noun
unborrowing, adjective
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