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skin

noun [C, U]
 
 
/skɪn/
BODY B1 the outer layer of a person or animal's body: dark/fair skin skin cancerThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsThe skin, and skin colourCoverings and layers
ANIMAL the outer layer of a dead animal used as leather, fur, etc: a leopard skin rugThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsCoverings and layers
FRUIT B2 the outer layer of a fruit or vegetable: a banana/potato skinFruits and seeds and their partsCoverings and layers
LIQUID a thin, solid layer that forms on the top of a liquid: A skin had formed on the top of the milk.Coverings and layers
COMPUTERS the particular way that information is arranged and shown on a computer screenComputer concepts
Translations of “skin”
in Korean 피부, 껍질…
in Arabic جِلْد, قِشْرة…
in French peau…
in Turkish deri, cilt, post…
in Italian pelle, buccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 皮膚, 皮, 外殼…
in Russian кожа, шкура, кожура…
in Polish skóra, skórka, kożuch…
in Spanish piel, cáscara, película…
in Portuguese pele, casca…
in German die Haut, die Schale…
in Catalan pell…
in Japanese 肌, 皮膚, (野菜や果物の)皮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 皮肤, 皮, 外壳…
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