molt


molt

verb

Definition of MOLT

to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside <a crab molts its shell as it grows larger>
Synonyms exfoliate, molt, slip, slough (also sluff)
Related Words flake, peel, scale; chuck, discard, ditch, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, scrap, shuck (off), throw away, throw out, unload

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up molt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More