The attempted artificial production of rain, either by use of magic or by seeding clouds

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  • rainmaking — rain·mak·ing (rānʹmā kĭng) n. 1. The process of producing or attempting to produce rain, as by magic. 2. Informal. Cloud seeding. 3. Informal. The process of achieving excellent results in a profession or field, such as politics. * * *       any… …   Universalium

  • rainmaking — n. process of attempting to produce rain, process of trying to cause rain to fall …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • rainmaker — rainmaking, n. /rayn may keuhr/, n. 1. (among American Indians) a medicine man who by various rituals and incantations seeks to cause rain. 2. a person who induces rainfall by using various scientific techniques, as the seeding of clouds with… …   Universalium

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