Nouns denoting acts or actions

spirometry
the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
 
flash welding
butt welding by creating an electric arc between the two pieces which melts and joins them; used for joining segments of metal pipe
 
regulation
the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
 
safety squeeze
the runner on third base waits to start home until the batter has bunted successfully
 
giving
disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
 
market gardening
the growing of vegetables or flowers for market
 
reentry
the act of entering again
 
sailing
riding in a sailboat
 
crawl
a very slow movement
 
endowment
the act of endowing with a permanent source of income
 
arm exercise
exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles
 
coloratura
singing with florid ornamentation
 
bunny hug
a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US
 
nursing care
care by a skilled nurse
 
operation
the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
 
assortative mating
mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
 
crab
a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
 
poisoning
the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
 
tall order
a formidable task or requirement
 
selective lipectomy
plastic surgery involving the breakdown and removal of fatty tissue
 
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