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Definitions and Synonyms of tanning | Another word for tanning | What is tanning?

Definition 1: making leather from rawhide - [noun denoting act]

(tanning is a kind of ...) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

"he learned his trade as an apprentice"

Definition 2: beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for tanning in the sense of this definition

(tanning is a kind of ...) the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

(... is a kind of tanning ) self-punishment inflicted by whipping

(... is a kind of tanning ) the act of whipping with a horsewhip

"that villain needs a good horsewhipping"

Definition 3: process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light - [noun denoting process]

(tanning is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

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