barking 1 of 2

present participle of bark
as in peeling
to remove the natural covering of barking a tree will probably kill it

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2 of 2

verb (2)

present participle of bark

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“Barking.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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