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Dictionary definition for: Raising

1. (n) the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon" "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

2. (s) increasing in quantity or value; "a cost-raising increase in the basic wage rate"

3. (n) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

4. (n) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

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