Definitions for "Tanning"
Keywords:  perishable, hide, rawhide, raw, leather
The art or process of converting skins into leather. See Tan, v. t., 1.
The process of coloring, softening and adding preservative oils to prepare leather for use in the manufacture of consumer products.
A process designed to make hides or skins non-perishable.
Tanning is the skin's delayed reaction to overexposure to the sun, specifically UVB. It is the result of an increased production of melanin by the melanocyte cells in the epidermis. Tanning is evidence of damage to the skin, technically termed “phototrauma”. In America, tanning was not fashionable until the 1920s when Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel returned from a vacation on the French Riviera with a tan. This changed public attitudes to tanning, which has been popular ever since. Coppertone introduced suntan oil in 1945; the Wolff tanning bed was developed in the late 1970s; melanoma had become the most rapidly growing form of cancer by the 1990s. Today, attitudes to tanning are beginning to change. Many skin care products contain SPF rated ingredients and a number of states have introduced legislation to protect children from using tanning beds.
process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
The condition where paper grows darker with age and at different rates depending upon the envirionment it's in.
Year-round tan employing self-tanning treatments or a sunbed.
Keywords:  punishment, beating, whip, strap, rope
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
Keywords:  bark, brown, tree, acid, substance
tannin = acid substance in tree bark; to make brown.