exuviate

[ ig-zoo-vee-eyt, ik-soo- ]
/ ɪgˈzu viˌeɪt, ɪkˈsu- /

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

to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt.

Words nearby exuviate

Origin of exuviate

First recorded in 1850–55; exuvi(ae) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM exuviate

ex·u·vi·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exuviate

exuviate
/ (ɪɡˈzjuːvɪˌeɪt) /

verb

to shed (a skin or similar outer covering)

Derived forms of exuviate

exuviation, noun
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