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  • v. Present participle of shed.
  • n. The act of shedding, separating, or casting off.
  • n. That which is shed, or cast off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of shedding, separating, or casting off or out.
  • n. That which is shed, or cast off.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parting; separation; a branching off, as of two roads or a water-shed; hence, the angle or place where two roads meet.
  • n. A pouring out or spilling; effusion: as, the shedding of blood.
  • n. The act of letting fall, casting off, or parting with something, as a plant its seed when ripe, or a covering husk: as, the shedding of wheat.
  • n. That which is shed, cast off, or exuviated; a cast or exuvium.
  • n. A collection of sheds, or sheds collectively.
  • n. Specifically, of the cotton plant, the dropping of young bolls. Shedding results to some extent from defect of pollination, but often from a deep cultivation at early flowering time, encouraging a growth of ‘weed.’

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
  • n. the process whereby something is shed

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Examples

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  • Otherwise the foam shedding from the ET would not have hit the wing.

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  • "We did some, not enough" in shedding holdings in response to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico's Macondo field, he said.

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  • Conoco this year said it would begin shedding its nearly 20% stake in Lukoil as part of a major restructuring program, marking an end to one of the premier international investments in Russia's oil and gas sector.

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  • It seems to me that the Shuttle could have been designed with the Shuttle at the top of the stack as an in-line system to avoid the possibly endless problem of foam shedding from the external fuel tank.

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  • My employer (large US software company) also has a vested interest ($$$) in shedding the costs of 50,000 MS Office licenses.

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  • Peak load shedding is what is most necessary for taking coal fired power plants out of commission.

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  • By not moving more rapidly in shedding ownership of the Nationals — MLB bought the then-Montreal Expos from Jeffrey Loria in February 2002 — Selig has frustrated the Washington fan base, which quickly turned a money-losing franchise into a hugely profitable operation after arriving at RFK Stadium last April.

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  • Particularly for the calendar function so that, when looking at the weight graph to see when you were most successful in shedding weight, you could go to that date span and see what you were doing in terms of exercise and diet.

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