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tanning

[tan-ing] /ˈtæn ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the process or art of converting hides or skins into leather.
2.
a browning or darkening of the skin, as by exposure to the sun.
3.
Informal. a thrashing; whipping.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; tan1, + -ing1
Related forms
nontanning, adjective
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