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PEELING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peeling mean? 

PEELING (noun)
  The noun PEELING has 1 sense:

1. loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales

  Familiarity information: PEELING used as a noun is very rare.


PEELING (adjective)
  The adjective PEELING has 1 sense:

1. having the paint loose and peeling away

  Familiarity information: PEELING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEELING (noun)


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Meaning:

Loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

desquamation; peeling; shedding

Hypernyms ("peeling" is a kind of...):

organic phenomenon ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)


PEELING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having the paint loose and peeling away

Context examples:

a dilapidated house with peeling paint / peeling row houses

Similar:

damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)


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