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exuviate

[ig-zoo-vee-eyt, ik-soo-]
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verb (used with or without object), ex·u·vi·at·ed, ex·u·vi·at·ing.
  1. to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt.
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Origin of exuviate

First recorded in 1850–55; exuvi(ae) + -ate1
Related formsex·u·vi·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exuviate

exuviate

verb
  1. to shed (a skin or similar outer covering)
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Derived Formsexuviation, noun
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