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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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Only the surface peels away with each cycle" of glucose exposure, says Zion.
Just when you think you've reached the core, she peels away another layer.
Hit Time clips along at a brisk pace following the ambitious Barnett as she peels away layers of the puzzle, witness-by-witness and scene-by-scene.