inducing inducing  /ɪn ˈdu sɪŋ/


  • (n) act of bringing about a desired result


  1. From 1970 to 1990 the city's population more than doubled to a panic-inducing 10 million.
  2. The psychiatrist obtained a sample of a coma-inducing toxin from a bocor.
  3. Usually, that's a snore-inducing prospect in a country where the LDP has governed virtually uninterrupted for the past 54 years.


  1. Standoff suspect heads to court Tuesday

    Damon Smith, Sr., 43, is charged with inducing panic and felonious assault after a standoff in the 4200 block of Wolf Road.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WDTN-TV 2 Dayton

  2. Cringe! Miss Utah Fumbles On Income Inequality Question

    Miss Utah USA Marissa Powell appeared stumped during the Miss USA beauty pageant. It is the most cringe-inducing moment since Miss Teen South Carolina fumbled an answer in 2007.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Hope springs from First & Main

    The tenants of Blacksburg’s First & Main shopping center have endured a recession, ownership changes and anxiety-inducing uncertainty since the problem-plagued complex opened in 2008. But those who stuck it out now have reason to hope they will be rewarded for their patience. And those who live near it hope the new developers honor their [...]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times


  1. "We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense," Obama said to rousing cheers from the crowd. "For those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Winnipeg Sun

  2. "We were sort of in the middle of a chat about inducing the baby. It's meant to come out tomorrow," Bonham Carter said, adding that they might celebrate by spray-painting "my belly, because it looks like a globe."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Helena Bonham Carter Source: FOXNews

  3. "Recent discussion on making it simpler for women to administer abortion-inducing drugs at home underlines the growing belief that abortion is essentially a matter of individual decision and not the kind of major moral choice that should involve a...
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: Rowan Williams Source: Reuters UK

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furtive furtive
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