Definition and Meanings for churn

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Part of Speech of churn

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of churn

oe. chirne, cherne, as. ceren, cyrin; akin to d. karn, dan. kierne. see churn, v. t.pos oe. chernen, as. cernan; akin to lg. karnen, g. kernen, d. karnen, dan. kierne, sw. k, and also to e. corn, kernel, the meaning coming from the idea of extracting the kernel or marrow. see kernel

Meaning of churn


as noun, transitive verb

  • a vessel in which milk or cream is stirred, beaten, or otherwise agitated (as by a plunging or revolving dasher) in order to separate the oily globules from the other parts, and obtain butter.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to stir, beat, or agitate, as milk or cream in a churn, in order to make butter.
  • to shake or agitate with violence.

as intransitive verb

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