slimming

slimming
Describing something that makes a person seem (or helps them become) slimmer.

She bought the jeans because the salesperson said they were slimming and without trying them on.


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  • slimming — (adj.) producing an appearance of thinness, 1925, prp. adjective from SLIM (Cf. slim) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • slimming — slim slim 1 [slɪm] verb slimmed PTandPPX slimming PRESPARTX [intransitive, transitive] also slim down to reduce the size or number of something, or to become smaller in size or number …   Financial and business terms

  • slimming — slim|ming1 [ slımıŋ ] noun uncount BRITISH DIETING slimming slim|ming 2 [ slımıŋ ] adjective 1. ) BRITISH designed to help you lose weight: straightforward meal plans and deliciously simple, slimming recipes 2. ) making you look thinner than you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slimming — slim|ming1 [ˈslımıŋ] n [U] BrE the activity of trying to make yourself thinner by eating less, taking exercise etc slimming 2 slimming2 adj making you look thinner ▪ Solid colors are more slimming than patterns …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slimming — noun (U) the activity of trying to make yourself thinner by eating less, taking exercise etc: slimming club/magazine/foods etc: I ve found a good slimming plan …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • slimming — I UK [ˈslɪmɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] British the process of losing weight by eating less and exercising II UK [ˈslɪmɪŋ] / US adjective 1) British designed to help you to lose weight straightforward meal plans and deliciously simple, slimming… …   English dictionary

  • Slimming — This unusual and interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and is one of that large group of English and Continental surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of a nickname or byname. These were given in the first… …   Surnames reference

  • slimming — [ˈslɪmɪŋ] noun [U] British I the process of losing weight by eating less II adj slimming [ˈslɪmɪŋ] 1) British designed to help you to lose weight 2) making you look thinner than you really are …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • slimming — slim·ming || slɪmɪŋ n. becoming thinner, losing weight slɪm v. lose weight, become thin; make thin adj. slender, thin; slight; small in amount, meager; of little value; trivial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • SLIMMING — …   Useful english dictionary

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