Definition of Peeling

1. Noun. Loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales.

Exact synonyms: Desquamation, Shedding
Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Desquamate, Peel



Definition of Peeling

1. Noun. The act of removing the outer surface in strips. ¹

2. Noun. Strips of an outer rind or surface that has been removed. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of peel) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peeling

1. a piece or strip that has been peeled off [n -S]

Medical Definition of Peeling

1. A stripping off or loss of epidermis, as in sunburn or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Origin: M.E. Pelen (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peeling

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Literary usage of Peeling

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1. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"Felling and peeling. Winter-cut poles are much more in demand than those cut at ... peeling, of course, is more difficult and expensive at this season, ..."

2. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"Felling and peeling. Winter-cut poles are much more in demand than those cut at ... peeling, of course, is more difficult and expensive at this season, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"The banana peeling was a black, rotten peeling, all dusty and full of dirt. ... Cross-examination: "I do not know when the peeling was put on the sidewalk. ..."

4. The Gladiolus: A Practical Treatise on the Culture of the Gladiolus, with by Matthew Crawford (1911)
"peeling Bulblets. It is sometimes desirable to increase a stock of bulbs ... It has been discovered that this end can be achieved by peeling the bulb- lets ..."

5. Rustless Coatings: Corrosion and Electrolysis of Iron and Steel by Matthew Patterson Wood (1904)
"The peeling of paint from wooden surfaces is very common, particularly if applied on unseasoned lumber that contains moisture and air in the cellular ..."

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