What does exfoliate mean?

Definitions for exfoliateɛksˈfoʊ liˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. exfoliate(Verb)

    To remove the leaves from a plant.

  2. exfoliate(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exfoliate

    eks-fō′li-āt, v.i. and v.t. to come off, or send off, in scales.—n. Exfoliā′tion.—adj. Exfō′liative. [L. exfoliāre, -ātumex, off, folium, a leaf.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exfoliate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exfoliate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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