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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
acupunctuation, acupuncture, arid, bore, boresome, broach, dead, drab, dreary, drill hole, drudging, dry, dull, empiercement, exhausting, fatiguing, fixing, flat, goring, gray, humdrum, impalement, irksome, lancing, long-drawn-out, monotonous, penetration, perforation, piercing, pricking, prolix, punching, puncture, puncturing, repetitious, repetitive, same, samely, skewering, soporific, stale, stupefyingly boring, stuporific, tedious, terebration, tired, tiresome, tiring, transfixation, transfixion, transforation, trepanning, trephining, unending, unexciting, uninteresting, unrelieved, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wordy, yawny
Dictionary Results for boring:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a
           boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening
           effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his
           competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who
           couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task
           the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious
           days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"-
           Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully
           wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum,
           irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
    n 1: the act of drilling [syn: drilling, boring]
    2: the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of
       producing petroleum [syn: boring, drilling, oil

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Bore \Bore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bored; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Boring.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan.
   bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to
   plow, Zend bar. [root]91.]
   1. To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an
      auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round
      hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
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            I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
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   2. To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or
      apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel;
      to bore a hole.
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            Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the
            insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical
            passage through the most solid wood.  --T. W.
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   3. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as,
      to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and
      difficult passage through. "What bustling crowds I bored."
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   4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to
      trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
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            He bores me with some trick.          --Shak.
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            Used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
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   5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.]
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            I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned,
            Baffled and bored, it seems.          --Beau. & Fl.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Boring \Bor"ing\, n.
   1. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as,
      the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers
      by certain marine mollusks.
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            One of the most important applications of boring is
            in the formation of artesian wells.   --Tomlinson.
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   2. A hole made by boring.
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   3. pl. The chips or fragments made by boring.
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   Boring bar, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or
      more cutting tools for dressing round holes.

   Boring tool (Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a
      cutter head to dress round holes. --Knight.
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