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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tanning
 硝皮,制革法,曬成褐色

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tan·ning /ˈtænɪŋ/ 名詞
 制革,晒黑皮膚,鞣革

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tanned p. pr. & vb. n. Tanning.]
 1. To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by the usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water.
 Note:The essential result in tanning is due to the fact that the tannins form, with gelatins and albuminoids, a series of insoluble compounds which constitute leather. Similar results may be produced by the use of other reagents in place of tannin, as alum, and some acids or chlorides, which are employed in certain processes of tanning.
 2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin.
 3. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a disobedient child's hide. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan·ning, n. The art or process of converting skins into leather. See Tan, v. t., 1.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tan
      adj : of a light yellowish-brown color
      n 1: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays
           of the sun [syn: suntan, sunburn, burn]
      2: a light brown [syn: topaz]
      3: ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled
         triangle [syn: tangent]
      v 1: treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them
           into leather
      2: get a tan, from wind or sun [syn: bronze]
      [also: tanning, tanned, tannest, tanner]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tanning
      n 1: process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of
           exposure to ultraviolet light
      2: beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
         [syn: whipping, flogging, lashing, flagellation]
      3: making leather from rawhide

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tanning
      See tan