One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1US. The action of treating a building, etc., in order to end or prevent a termite infestation.
2The action of hunting and eating termites; specifically the extraction of termites from their nests by chimpanzees using sticks or grass stalks. Compare "termite".
1930s; earliest use found in The Port Arthur News. From termite + -ing.
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