Definition of Exuviate

1. Verb. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers. "Our dog sheds every Spring"

Exact synonyms: Molt, Moult, Shed, Slough
Specialized synonyms: Desquamate, Peel Off
Generic synonyms: Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Shed, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off
Derivative terms: Molt, Molter, Molting, Moult, Moulter, Moulting, Shedding, Slough, Sloughing



Definition of Exuviate

1. v. i. To shed an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt.

Definition of Exuviate

1. Verb. (ambitransitive rare) To shed or cast off a covering, especially a skin; to slough; to molt (moult). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exuviate

1. to molt [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES] - See also: molt

Medical Definition of Exuviate

1. To shed an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt. "There is reason to suppose that very old crayfish do not exuviate every year." (Huxley) Origin: From Exuviae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Exuviate

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Referring to shedding an old skin, shell, etc.: slough, throw, cast, exuviate (tech.); spec, mew (tech. or archaic), exfoliate. sheep, n. mutton (jocular), ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In the Cirripedia it would not bo possible to exuviate the adherent shell of ... they exuviate, together with the durability of the cast-off integuments, ..."

3. The Crayfish: An Introduction to the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley (1880)
"It would appear, from the best observations that have yet been made, that the young crayfish exuviate two or three times in the course of the first year; ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Zoology: Illustrated by the Crayfish by Thomas Henry Huxley (1891)
"It would appear, from the best observations that have yet been made, that the young crayfish exuviate two or three times in the course of the first year ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"... salamanders as I have seen exuviate. The skin splits along the back, and the upper sides of the legs, and comes off in large fragments. ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"All crustaceans exuviate, or cast their hard, shelly covering at least once a year. It has been said quite graphically that " the new integument is so soft ..."

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