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Meaning of tanning

tan•ning

Pronunciation: (tan'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the process or art of converting hides or skins into leather.
  2. a browning or darkening of the skin, as by exposure to the sun.
  3. a thrashing; whipping.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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