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helping

[hel-ping] /ˈhɛl pɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that helps.
2.
a portion of food served to a person at one time:
That's his third helping of ice cream.
adjective
3.
giving aid, assistance, support, or the like.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see help, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
helpingly, adverb
unhelping, adjective
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helping

/ˈhɛlpɪŋ/
noun
1.
a single portion of food taken at a meal
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