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 for Peeling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peel \Peel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peeled (p[=e]ld); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Peeling.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip,
     to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair;
     or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr.
     L. pellis skin (cf. Fell skin). Cf. Peruke.]
     1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by
        drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to
        flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
        [1913 Webster]
              The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin
        of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  damaged \damaged\ (d[a^]m"[asl]jd), adj.
     1. changed so as to reduce value, function, or other
        desirable trait; -- usually not used of persons. Opposite
        of undamaged. [Narrower terms: battered, beat-up,
        beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated,
        ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound; bent, crumpled,
        dented; blasted, rent, ripped, torn; broken-backed;
        burned-out(prenominal), burned out(predicate),
        burnt-out(prenominal), burnt out(predicate); burst,
        ruptured; corroded; cracked, crackled, crazed;
        defaced, marred; hurt, weakened;
        knocked-out(prenominal), knocked out; mangled,
        mutilated; peeling; scraped, scratched;
        storm-beaten] Also See blemished, broken, damaged,
        destroyed, impaired, injured, unsound.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     2. Rendered imperfect by impairing the integrity of some
        part, or by breaking. Opposite of unbroken. [Narrower
        terms: busted; chipped; cracked; crumbled,
        fragmented; crushed, ground; dissolved; fractured;
        shattered, smashed, splintered; split; unkept,
        violated] Also See: damaged, imperfect, injured,
     Syn: broken.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. being unjustly brought into disrepute; as, her damaged
     Syn: discredited.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     4. made to appear imperfect; -- especially of reputation; as,
        the senator's seriously damaged reputation.
     Syn: besmirched, flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied,
          tainted, tarnished.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming
           off in scales [syn: desquamation, peeling, shedding]

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