Exuviate definition

ĭg-zo͝ovē-āt
To shed or cast off (a covering).
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To cast off (a skin, shell, etc.); molt.
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To shed or cast off exuviae; molt.
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(intransitive, rare) To shed or cast off a covering, especially a skin; to slough; to molt (moult).
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Origin of exuviate

  • exuvi(ae) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin exuviae (“what is shed”), from exuō (“cast off, strip”)

    From Wiktionary