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tanning

[ tan-ing ]
/ ˈtæn ɪŋ /
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noun
the process or art of converting hides or skins into leather.
a browning or darkening of the skin, as by exposure to the sun.
Informal. a thrashing; whipping.
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Origin of tanning

First recorded in 1475–85; tan1, + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM tanning

non·tan·ning, adjective
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