HyperDic: tanning

English > 3 senses of the word tanning:
NOUNprocesstanningprocess in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
acttanning, whipping, flogging, lashing, flagellationbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
acttanningmaking leather from rawhide
tanning > pronunciation
Soundstae'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > tanning: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningprocess in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light.
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishbronceado
Verbstanget a tan, from wind or sun
English > tanning: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningBeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment.
Synonymswhipping, flogging, lashing, flagellation
NarrowerhorsewhippingThe act of whipping with a horsewhip
self-flagellationself-punishment inflicted by whipping
Broaderbeating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whackingThe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
Spanishazotamiento, flagelación
Catalanflagelación
English > tanning: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningmaking leather from rawhide.
Broadertrade, craftThe skilled practice of a practical occupation
Spanishcurtido, proceso de curtido
Catalanadoberia
Verbstantreat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

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