earthing vs grounding what difference

what is difference between earthing and grounding


Etymology 1

From earth +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle of earth

Etymology 2

From earth +‎ -ing.


earthing (countable and uncountable, plural earthings)

  1. The act or process of placing (something) in the earth; planting; burying
  2. (holism) The process of connecting with the earth’s energy, usually through bodily contact (e.g. walking barefoot), supposed to achieve health and vitality.
See also
  • grounding


  • gatherin’, hearting, ingather



  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹaʊndɪŋ/


grounding (countable and uncountable, plural groundings)

  1. Fundamental knowledge or background in a field or discipline.
  2. The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.
  3. The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water.
  4. The prevention of aircraft takeoff because of government action.
  5. (electrical engineering) The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the service panel. It may be bare or covered, and does not carry current in normal operation.
  6. The absorption of energy through visualized “roots” descending from oneself into the ground, using chi.
  7. The act by which a child is grounded (forbidden from going out, using electronics, etc.).
  8. The background of embroidery, etc.




  1. present participle of ground

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