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molt

molt

 
pronunciation:
molt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: molted, molting, molts
definition: to shed or cast off an outer layer, such as skin, feathers, fur, or horns, as part of a periodic process of renewal.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to shed or cast off (skin, feathers, fur, or the like).
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or time of molting.
definition 2: the material shed in molting.
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derivation: molter (n.)
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