present participle of ribbon
as in tearing
to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it over the years the historic flag had become badly ribboned by the wind

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“Ribboning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ribboning. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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