tanning
1. [ noun ] (biology) process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
Related terms: bodily_process tan
2. [ noun ] beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
Synonyms: whipping lashing flagellation flogging
Related terms: beating self-flagellation horsewhipping flog flagellate
3. [ noun ] (work,business) making leather from rawhide
Related terms: trade creating_from_raw_materials tan
Similar spelling:   tinning
  tawniness