moult

Definitions of moult
  1. verb
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    synonyms: exuviate, molt, shed, slough
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    types:
    desquamate, peel off
    peel off in scales
    type of:
    cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
    get rid of
  2. noun
    periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
    synonyms: ecdysis, molt, molting, moulting
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    type of:
    shedding, sloughing
    the process whereby something is shed
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