Synonyms of tanning


1. tanning, bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity

usage: process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light

2. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation, beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking

usage: beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

3. tanning, trade, craft

usage: making leather from rawhide


1. tan, convert

usage: treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

2. tan, bronze, discolor, discolour, colour, color

usage: get a tan, from wind or sun

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Definition and meaning of tanning (Dictionary)