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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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Betula nigra, commonly called river birch, sports spectacular salmon-pink to cinnamon-colored bark that peels away to reveal a creamy white layer underneath.
As she feels more secure with Jordy, the protective coating peels away and she becomes more depressed.
Only the surface peels away with each cycle" of glucose exposure, says Zion.