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Noun: grooming  groo-ming
  1. Activity leading to skilled behaviour
    - training, preparation
     
  2. The activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
    - dressing
Verb: groom  groom
  1. Educate for a future role or function
    "He is grooming his son to become his successor";
    - prepare, train
     
  2. Give a neat appearance to
    "groom the dogs";
    - dress, curry
     
  3. Care for one's external appearance
    "He is always well-groomed";
    - neaten

Derived forms: groomings

Type of: activity, beautify, covering, educate, embellish, fancify, prettify

Encyclopedia: Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language

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