Churning is the process of turning something (usually milk) into cream. It's usually done by heating the milk until it starts to boil, and then adding a special kind of milk protein called casein.

  • The churning machine churns the milk into cream.

  • The churning process causes the milk to become thick and creamy.

Definition of churning


moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation




(of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence


roiled, roiling, roily, turbulent

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Example Sentences for churning

  • 1

    It is similar to the churn carrying competition.

  • 2

    In the constant churn, lots of dubious edits have crept in.

  • 3

    The East Pacific is just churning out the storms now.

  • 4

    The end result is that the Estonia article is being excessively churned.

  • 5

    I'm simply keeping pace with the continual churn of the English language.

  • 6

    Food is first churned in the stomach before passing into the small bowel.

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    The barrel churn was one of the agricultural innovations of 18th century Europe.

  • 8

    To activate the snow, the globe is shaken to churn up the white particles.

  • 9

    Shiva inserted his big toe into the ocean and started to churn the water.

  • 10

    Devas and Asuras went on to churn the ocean to find Amruta the elixir of life.