Definition of pruning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpruːnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpruːnɪŋ//
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  1. 1the activity of cutting off some of the branches from a tree, bush, etc. so that it will grow better and stronger All roses require annual pruning.
  2. 2the act of making something smaller by removing parts; the act of cutting out parts of something The company would benefit from a little pruning here and there.

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