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peel

 [pēl]
1. the outer covering of something.
2. to remove such an outer covering.
chemical peel chemabrasion.

peel

(pēl),
To remove the outer layer of something by a stripping or flaying action.
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NOW you have a chance to peel away wrinkles, prematurely aged and sun damaged skin, acne, enlarged pores and scarring, skin discolouration and tired, dull skin.
Once the nine-pack has been opened its sides peel away to form a bucket style container which can be filled with ice.
Century City, CA-based Century Cosmetics now offers a professional hand peel treatment with TCA (tricholoracetic acid) to peel away the effects of aging and environmental damage.
They are a peculiar trio of characters, not quite a clan, not quite a family either, but brought together by the shared desire to slowly peel away and recreate the layers of their fragmented memories.
If the cucumber is not organic and has been treated with wax, throw the peel away.
Researchers are concerned that these acids, known as alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, might peel away layers of the skin to the point where sunlight can damage DNA in cells at the skin's deepest levels.
It's like an onion, he said: the more layers you peel away, the more your eyes cloud up.
In the interim they peel away one by one and throw themselves about the space as though eternally damned.
When you peel away all the religious issues, the machinery of economics lies exposed, humming its endless stupid song.
Philip Yancey, an evangelical journalist, takes a second look at Jesus as portrayed in the gospels and tries to peel away layers of beliefs that had been accumulating in his mind since childhood.
When you really strip it down, peel away the layers, CEOs want someone who is sophisticated with the media," Woodrum continues.
Peel away the paper from the glass for a completed print.