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exfoliated


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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. 




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