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What is a 9 letter word where you can remove one letter at a time and still be left with a word?

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startling, stringier, and splitting

Example:
STARTLING
STARTING
STARING
STRING
STING
SING
SIN
IN
I
The word is: STARTLING
Take away the 2nd t = STARLING
Take away the l = STARING
Take away the a = STRING
Take away the r = STING
Take away the t = SING
Take away the g = SIN
Take away the s = IN
Take away the n = I
Starlings
Starling
Staring
String
Sting
Sing
Sin
In
I

Also, you can start with Startling as the 9 letter word.
There are actually several words in the English language that can be broken down character by character into smaller words. The most common to this questions is the word, "Startling." Original word: Startling

Take away the.... L- Starting
T- Staring
A- String
R- Sting
T- Sing
G- Sin
S- In
N- I
Startling - "l" = Starting
Starting - "T" = Staring
Staring - "A" = String
String - "R" = Sting
Sting - "T" = Sing
Sing - "G" = Sin
Sin - "S" = In
In - "N" = I If one can rearrange the letters occasionally.... # i # it # sit # site # tires # insert # tinders # inserted # president If plural "s" is allowed, these words are also nine letters : cleansers, splatters, drownings, wrappings, starvings and trappings.
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