branding

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Noun[edit]

branding (plural brandings)

  1. 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.

Verb[edit]

branding

  1. Present participle of brand.

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Etymology[edit]

From brand (burn) +‎ -ing, compare aestus, which means both fire and tide.

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Noun[edit]

branding f (plural brandingen, diminutive brandinkje n)

  1. breakers (foaming waves), surf