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flense

 (flĕns)
tr.v. flensed, flens·ing, flens·es
To strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, for example).

[Norwegian.]

flens′er n.

flense

(flɛns) ,

flench

or

flinch

vb
(Fishing) (tr) to strip (a whale, seal, etc) of (its blubber or skin)
[C19: from Danish flense; related to Dutch flensen]
ˈflenser, ˈflencher, ˈflincher n

flense

(flɛns)

v.t. flensed, flens•ing.
1. to strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. to strip off (blubber or skin).
[1805–15; < Dan flense or Dutch flensen]
flens′er, n.

flense


Past participle: flensed
Gerund: flensing

Imperative
flense
flense
Present
I flense
you flense
he/she/it flenses
we flense
you flense
they flense
Preterite
I flensed
you flensed
he/she/it flensed
we flensed
you flensed
they flensed
Present Continuous
I am flensing
you are flensing
he/she/it is flensing
we are flensing
you are flensing
they are flensing
Present Perfect
I have flensed
you have flensed
he/she/it has flensed
we have flensed
you have flensed
they have flensed
Past Continuous
I was flensing
you were flensing
he/she/it was flensing
we were flensing
you were flensing
they were flensing
Past Perfect
I had flensed
you had flensed
he/she/it had flensed
we had flensed
you had flensed
they had flensed
Future
I will flense
you will flense
he/she/it will flense
we will flense
you will flense
they will flense
Future Perfect
I will have flensed
you will have flensed
he/she/it will have flensed
we will have flensed
you will have flensed
they will have flensed
Future Continuous
I will be flensing
you will be flensing
he/she/it will be flensing
we will be flensing
you will be flensing
they will be flensing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flensing
you have been flensing
he/she/it has been flensing
we have been flensing
you have been flensing
they have been flensing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flensing
you will have been flensing
he/she/it will have been flensing
we will have been flensing
you will have been flensing
they will have been flensing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flensing
you had been flensing
he/she/it had been flensing
we had been flensing
you had been flensing
they had been flensing
Conditional
I would flense
you would flense
he/she/it would flense
we would flense
you would flense
they would flense
Past Conditional
I would have flensed
you would have flensed
he/she/it would have flensed
we would have flensed
you would have flensed
they would have flensed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flense - strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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