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Noun: tanning  ta-ning
  1. Process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
     
  2. Beating with a whip, strap or rope as a form of punishment
    - whipping, flogging, lashing, flagellation
     
  3. Making leather from rawhide
Verb: tan (tanned,tanning)  tan
  1. Treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
     
  2. Get a tan, from wind or sun
    - bronze

Derived forms: tannings

Type of: activity, beating, bodily function, bodily process, body process, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], convert, craft, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], drubbing, hiding, lacing, licking, thrashing, trade, trouncing, whacking

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