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

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