Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The operation of making flints, as for gun-locks, by striking off flakes from a mass of flint. See the extract.
  • noun The occurrence of streaks or spots of white, or lighter color, in organisms that are not usually white.

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  • adjective Breaking or tending to break into flakes.
  • verb Present participle of flake.

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Examples

  • All I remember about the series is some creepy skin flaking and peeling human form aliens.

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  • All I remember about the series is some creepy skin flaking and peeling human form aliens.

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  • There would probably be substantial cracking and flaking which is difficult and expensive to fix.

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  • Nothing will get you marked DNU (do not use) faster than what they call "flaking" on a shop.

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  • Watch closely for signs of infection such as flaking that looks like dandruff, white patchy scaling, itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.

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  • Watch closely for signs of infection such as flaking that looks like dandruff, white patchy scaling, itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.

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  • Watch closely for signs of infection, such as flaking that looks like itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.

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  • Watch closely for signs of infection such as flaking that looks like dandruff, white patchy scaling, itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Watch closely for signs of infection, such as flaking that looks like itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Watch closely for signs of infection such as flaking that looks like dandruff, white patchy scaling, itching, hair thinning or loss, and small pus-filled bumps, especially when your child has come in contact with another infected child.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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  • My adjectival use: 'You need to remove the flaking paint first.'

    August 22, 2011