from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To shed or cast off (a covering).
- intransitive v. To shed or cast off exuviae; molt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To shed or cast off a covering, especially a skin; to slough; to molt (moult).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To she [1913 Webster]d an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To molt; shed or cast some part, as skin, hair, feathers, teeth, or shell.
- To shed, cast, or throw off, as an effete skin, shell, or other external covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
exuvi(ae) + -ate1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exuviae ("what is shed"), from exuō ("cast off, strip") (Wiktionary)