exfoliate


ex·fo·li·ate

verb \-ˈfō-lē-ˌāt\
ex·fo·li·at·edex·fo·li·at·ing

Definition of EXFOLIATE

transitive verb
1
: to cast off in scales or laminae
2
: to remove the surface of in scales or laminae
3
: to shed (teeth) by exfoliation
intransitive verb
1
: to split into or give off scales, laminae, or body cells
2
: to come off in thin layers or scales : scale off

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