Definition of firsting in English:

firsting

noun

rare, historical
  • A preliminary process in laundering, in which clothes and linen are soaked, rubbed to remove dirt, and then washed in boiling water before further cleansing treatments; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in World. From first + -ing.

Pronunciation

firsting

/ˈfəːstɪŋ/