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 for churning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Churning \Churn"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who churns.
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     2. The quantity of butter made at one operation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Churn \Churn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Churned (ch[^u]rnd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Churning.] [OE. chernen, AS. cernan; akin to LG.
     karnen, G. kernen, D. karnen, Dan. kierne, Sw. k[aum]rna, and
     also to E. corn, kernel, the meaning coming from the idea of
     extracting the kernel or marrow. See Kernel.]
     1. To stir, beat, or agitate, as milk or cream in a churn, in
        order to make butter.
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     2. To shake or agitate with violence.
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              Churned in his teeth, the foamy venom rose.
                                                    --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  churning
      adj 1: moving with or producing or produced by vigorous
             agitation; "winds whipped the piled leaves into churning
             masses"; "a car stuck in the churned-up mud" [syn:
             churning, churned-up]
      2: (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence;
         "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids" [syn:
         churning, roiling, roiled, roily, turbulent]

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