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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
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