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What is another word for peeling?

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Adjective
Coming loose
Adjective
Breaking or separating easily into flakes
Adjective
(of skin) Dry and flaking
Adjective
Falling apart or broken down
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Adjective
Burnt to a crisp
Noun
A small, flat, and very thin piece separated from a whole
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Noun
Molting
Noun
The outer covering of a fruit or seed, especially the pod of peas and beans, or the husk of grain
Verb
Present participle for to remove the (natural) skin or outer covering of
“So I watched spotty boys peel potatoes and old guys scoop haddock so tenderly from the deep fryer.”
Verb
Present participle for to remove a thin outer covering or part
“Slice a small piece of onion and peel off a thin layer of skin.”
Verb
Present participle for to become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips
“Watered-down paint soaks into the porous concrete so it won't flake or peel like surface paint does.”
Verb
Present participle for to remove a piece of clothing
“Adam scrambled to peel his shirt off and wrap it around Charlie's hand, screaming for Ray to call 9-1-1.”
Verb
Present participle for to take, pull or remove by force
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Deskinning or destooling
Verb
Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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