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FORCING, participle present tense

1. Compelling; impelling; driving; storming; ravishing.

2. Causing to ripen before the natural season, as fruit; or causing to produce ripe fruit prematurely, as a tree.

3. Fining wine by a speedy process.


1. In gardening, the art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits, at an earlier season than the natural one, by artificial heat.

2. The operation of fining wines by a speedy process.