peeling off

peeling off
removing the rind; having the rind removed; being stripped off, being removed in strips

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • peeling — [ piliŋ ] n. m. • v. 1935; mot angl., de to peel « peler » ♦ Anglic. Opération esthétique qui consiste à faire desquamer l épiderme du visage pour en atténuer les défauts. ⇒ exfoliation. ● peeling nom masculin (anglais peeling, de to peel, peler) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • peeling — [pē′liŋ] n. a peeled off strip, as of apple skin …   English World dictionary

  • peeling — adj. having its paint peeling away (of walls, etc.); having the skin peeling away (of people or part of the body) peel·ing || pɪːlɪŋ n. stripping off of a peel or rind; peeled off piece of fruit or vegetable (such as potato skin); act of a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Peeling — Peel Peel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peeling}.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair; or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr. L. pellis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peeling — /ˈpilɪŋ/ (say peeling) noun 1. the act of someone or something that peels. 2. that which is peeled from something, as a piece of the skin or rind of a fruit peeled off. {peel1 + ing1} …  

  • peeling — noun Date: 1597 a peeled off piece or strip …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peeling — A stripping off or loss of epidermis, as in sunburn. [M.E. pelen] chemical p. SYN: chemexfoliation …   Medical dictionary

  • peeling — peel•ing [[t]ˈpi lɪŋ[/t]] n. bot a piece, as of skin or rind, peeled off: potato peelings[/ex] • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • peel off — verb 1. peel off the outer layer of something (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑skin, ↑peel, ↑pare • Hyponyms: ↑exfoliate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • flake off — verb come off in flakes or thin small pieces The paint in my house is peeling off • Syn: ↑peel off, ↑peel, ↑flake • Derivationally related forms: ↑flake (for: ↑flake), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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