exuviate

[ig-zoo-vee-eyt, ik-soo-]

verb (used with or without object), ex·u·vi·at·ed, ex·u·vi·at·ing.

to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt.

Origin of exuviate

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

molt, peel

British Dictionary definitions for exuviate

exuviate

verb

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