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ex·fo·li·ate

exfoliate

 
pronunciation:
ihks fo li eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exfoliates, exfoliating, exfoliated
definition: to cast off (skin, bark, rock or the like) in scales, layers, or flakes.
similar words:
scale, shed
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come off in layers or flakes.
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derivation: exfoliative (adj.)
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