HyperDic: exfoliate

English > 5 senses of the word exfoliate:
VERBcontactexfoliatespread by opening the leaves of
contactexfoliatecast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
contactexfoliateremove the surface, in scales or laminae
contactexfoliatecome off in a very thin piece
changeexfoliategrow by producing or unfolding leaves
exfoliate > pronunciation
Soundsehksfow'liyeyt
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > exfoliate: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSpread by opening the leaves of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderunfold, spread, spread out, openspread out or open from a closed or folded state
English > exfoliate: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcast off in scales, laminae, or splinters.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadershed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropGet rid of
Spanishexfoliar
Nounsexfoliationa thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
exfoliationthe peeling ... / peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
English > exfoliate: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRemove the surface, in scales or laminae.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderpeel offpeel off the outer layer of something
Spanishexfoliar
Nounsexfoliationa thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
exfoliationthe peeling ... / peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
English > exfoliate: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningcome off in a very thin piece.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderchip, chip off, come off, break away, break offbreak off (a piece from a whole)
Spanishexfoliar
Nounsexfoliationa thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
exfoliationthe peeling ... / peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
English > exfoliate: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningGrow by producing or unfolding leaves.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"plants exfoliate"
Broadergrowincrease in size by natural process
Spanishexfoliarse
Catalanexfoliar-se, exfoliar

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