Definitions of tanning
  1. noun
    process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
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    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  2. noun
    making leather from rawhide
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    type of:
    craft, trade
    the skilled practice of a practical occupation
  3. noun
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    synonyms: flagellation, flogging, lashing, whipping
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    self-punishment inflicted by whipping
    the act of whipping with a horsewhip
    type of:
    beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
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