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branding (plural brandings)
- process in which a mark, usually a symbol or ornamental pattern, is burned into the skin of a living person or animal
2008 May 18, Mitch Keller, “Ink-Stained and Loving It”, New York Times:
- Tattoos, in particular, are not the radical brandings, the bold violations of flesh and propriety, they once were.
- Present participle of brand.
- Hyphenation: bran‧ding