from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is removed by stripping.
  • noun plural The last milk drawn from a cow, procured by a downward stripping action of the thumb and forefinger.
  • noun In fish-culture, the operation of pressing ripe spawn or milt out of the live fish.
  • noun In quarrying and mining, the act of removing the superficial detritus, soil, etc., preparatory to opening a mine or quarry, or to lay bare the surface for examination; also, the material thus removed.
  • noun Same as strip.
  • noun In textile-coloring and -finishing, the process of removing color from material either to lighten the tint or to prepare the fabric to receive a different color.
  • noun In the preparation of raw silk for use, the removal of sericin or silk-gelatin from the surface of the fibers by working them for a longer or shorter time in soap solutions heated nearly to the boiling-point.
  • noun In the manufacture of toilet-soap, the reduction of stock soap in bars to thin ribbons or strips by passage through a slicing-machine and rubbing-rollers. These strips, dried and ground, are afterward compressed into bars or tablets, yielding what is known as milled soap.
  • noun In electrotyping, the removal of the wax mold from the copper duplicate it has produced, usually by the agency of heat on an iron table made for this purpose.
  • noun In the tobacco industry: The operation of pulling the leaves from the stem and tying them in ‘hands,’ which takes place after drying but for which the material must be damp.
  • noun The same as stemming, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who strips.
  • noun The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of strip.
  • noun The act of one who strips.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the removal of covering


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