peel·​ing | \ ˈpē-liŋ \

Definition of peeling

: a peeled-off piece or strip

Examples of peeling in a Sentence

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If your burn was only mild, keeping it moisturized may prevent severe peeling. Amanda Elser, Seventeen, "Tip From Inside the Beauty Closet: Sunburn First-Aid Kit!," 14 June 2013 One of the biggest signs of irritant contact dermatitis is skin peeling, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Why Your Same Old Eye Makeup Is Suddenly Causing Irritation," 5 Oct. 2018 But the cool thing is that almost all of the chopping and peeling and mixing happens on the front end, and the standing-over-the-hot-stove part is kept to a bare minimum. Jesse Sparks, Bon Appetit, "This Veggie-Packed Steak Stir-Fry Recipe Keeps Weeknights Crispy," 4 May 2018 Since then, the sign aged without much upkeep, and in recent years its surface was faded and its lettering peeling. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Iconic, mid-century modern Michigan highway sign gets a face-lift," 27 June 2018 Buy lots of fruits and vegetables that require no peeling or cutting. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Road trip essentials: Clean utensils and a deck of cards?," 16 June 2018 Sugar-beet peelings are also a useful source of nanoplatelets. The Economist, "Making buildings, cars and planes from materials based on plant fibres," 14 June 2018 There are other lakefront resorts, paint peeling from signs advertising boat rentals and bait and cable TV. Pam Mandel, Longreads, "Exodus in the Ozarks," 5 June 2018 Such peeling can cause significant damage to some timber stands. Phuong Le, The Seattle Times, "Group sues Washington Fish and Wildlife over bear killings," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of peeling

1598, in the meaning defined above

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peel off

peel out

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The first known use of peeling was in 1598

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