molts

present tense third-person singular of molt
as in sheds
to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside a crab molts its shell as it grows larger

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“Molts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/molts. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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