peeling

noun
peel·​ing | \ ˈpē-liŋ How to pronounce peeling (audio) \

Definition of peeling

: a peeled-off piece or strip

Examples of peeling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show features all the beats of a rom-com (an onion-like peeling of layers, a knock-down, drag-out fight, a grand, loving gesture that attempts to soothe it all) and even pays homage to a few of the genre mainstays. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 But peeling is an easy matter of dunking the tomato in boiling water for a few seconds, then removing the skin with a sharp knife. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 Altreno may cause irritation, including skin dryness, pain, redness, excessive flaking or peeling. Beth Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 July 2021 After about five or six days, the peeling will be complete. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 27 Mar. 2021 But the red ink film floats up, thanks to a phenomenon called capillary-induced peeling, in which the water penetrates between the less-sticky ink and the rock. Tess Joosse, Science | AAAS, 24 Mar. 2021 Is there any way to prevent the peeling from happening? Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2021 That means no painting, cracking, delamination or peeling. cleveland, 7 Dec. 2020 Itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling can all result from radiation therapy — even causing delays in treatment. Dr. Eric Rudnick, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of peeling

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peeling was in 1598

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Last Updated

18 Sep 2021

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“Peeling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peeling. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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