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Clearing


CLEARING, participle present tense Purifying; removing foul matter, incumbrances, or obstructions; making evident, or luminous; cleansing; liberating; disengaging; acquitting; making gain beyond all costs and charges.

CLEARING, noun

1. A defense; justification; vindication. 2 Corinthians 7:11.

2. A place or tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation; a common use of the word in America.

3. The act of making clear.