Applying a scrub to exfoliate.
exfoliate definition by Webster's New World
exfoliate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ex·fo·li·at·ed, ex·fo·li·at·ing, ex·fo·li·ates verb, transitive
- To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
- To cast off in scales, flakes, or splinters.
To come off or separate into flakes, scales, or layers.
Origin: Latin exfoliāre, exfoliāt-, to strip of leaves : ex-, ex- + folium, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.
- ex·foˌli·aˈtion noun
- ex·foˈli·aˌtive adjective
- ex·foˈli·aˌtor noun