exfoliate

Primary Meanings of exfoliate

1.
v
remove the surface, in scales or laminae
2.
v
grow by producing or unfolding leaves
Full Definitions of exfoliate
1

v remove the surface, in scales or laminae

Type of:
peel off
peel off the outer layer of something

v cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

Type of:
cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
get rid of

v come off in a very thin piece

Type of:
break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off
break off (a piece from a whole)
2

v grow by producing or unfolding leaves

“plants exfoliate
Type of:
grow
increase in size by natural process

v spread by opening the leaves of

Type of:
open, spread, spread out, unfold
spread out or open from a closed or folded state

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