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exfoliate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exfoliate  \Ex*fo"li*ate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exfoliated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Exfoliating}.]  [L.  exfoliare  to  strip  of 
  leaves;  ex  out  from  +  folium  leaf.] 
  1.  To  separate  and  come  off  in  scales  or  lamin[ae],  as  pieces 
  of  carious  bone  or  of  bark. 
 
  2.  (Min.)  To  split  into  scales,  especially  to  become 
  converted  into  scales  at  the  result  of  heat  or 
  decomposition. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exfoliate  \Ex*fo"li*ate\  v.  t. 
  To  remove  scales,  lamin[ae],  or  splinters  from  the  surface 
  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exfoliate 
  v  1:  spread  by  opening  the  leaves  of 
  2:  cast  off  in  scales,  laminae,  or  splinters 
  3:  remove  the  surface,  in  scales  or  laminae 
  4:  come  off  in  a  very  thin  piece 
  5:  grow  by  producing  or  unfolding  leaves;  of  plants 




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