Definitions for exfoliateɛksˈfoʊ liˌeɪt

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  1. exfoliate(verb)

    spread by opening the leaves of

  2. exfoliate(verb)

    cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

  3. exfoliate(verb)

    remove the surface, in scales or laminae

  4. exfoliate(verb)

    come off in a very thin piece

  5. exfoliate(verb)

    grow by producing or unfolding leaves

    "plants exfoliate"

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  1. exfoliate(Verb)

    To remove the leaves from a plant.

  2. exfoliate(Verb)

    To remove a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Exfoliate(verb)

    to separate and come off in scales or laminae, as pieces of carious bone or of bark

  2. Exfoliate(verb)

    to split into scales, especially to become converted into scales at the result of heat or decomposition

  3. Exfoliate(verb)

    to remove scales, laminae, or splinters from the surface of

  4. Origin: [L. exfoliare to strip of leaves; ex out, from + folium leaf.]

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