obsessed with maintaining a permanent deep tan, esp through use of tanning machines
a tanorexic person
noun 1. tenrec.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a fungus, Pezizella lythri, that affects strawberries, taking the form of tan mold on the fruit.
verb (used with object), tanned, tanning. 1. to convert (a hide) into leather, especially by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark or synthetically. 2. to make brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun. 3. Informal. to thrash; spank. verb (used without object), tanned, tanning. 4. to become tanned. noun […]
/tan’stah-fl/ (From Robert Heinlein’s classic “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”) “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”. Often invoked when someone is balking at the prospect of using an unpleasantly heavyweight technique, or at the poor quality of some piece of free software, or at the signal-to-noise ratio of unmoderated Usenet newsgroups. […]