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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Churn \Churn\, verb (used with an object) [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.

2. To shake or agitate with violence.

Churned in his teeth, the foamy venom rose. --Addison.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Churn \Churn\, verb (used without an object) To perform the operation of churning.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Churn \Churn\ (ch[^u]rn), noun [OE. chirne, cherne, AS. ceren, cyrin; akin to D. karn, Dan. kierne. See {Churn}, verb (used with an object)] 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

churn

noun

1: a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk [syn: {churn}, {butter churn}]

verb

1: stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

2: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" [syn: {churn}, {boil}, {moil}, {roil}]


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