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desquamate

[ des-kwuh-meyt ]
/ 藞d蓻s kw蓹藢me瑟t /
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verb (used without object), des路qua路mat路ed, des路qua路mat路ing.Pathology.
to come off in scales, as the skin in certain diseases; peel off.
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Origin of desquamate

First recorded in 1720鈥30, desquamate is from the Latin word d膿squ膩m膩tus (past participle of d膿squ膩m膩re to remove scales from). See de-, squamate

OTHER WORDS FROM desquamate

des路qua路ma路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for desquamate

desquamate
/ (藞d蓻skw蓹藢me瑟t) /

verb
(intr) (esp of the skin in certain diseases) to peel or come off in scales

Derived forms of desquamate

desquamation, noun

Word Origin for desquamate

C18: from Latin d膿squ膩m膩re to scale off, from de- + squ膩ma a scale
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