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
With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.
We may remark that other classes of animals exuviate in a similar manner to the crustaceans.
The lexicographers behind Britain's Collins English Dictionary have decided to exuviate (shed) rarely-used and archaic words as part of an abstergent (cleansing) process to make room for up to 2,000 new entries.
Therefore, I vaticinate that when these fubsy, olid, griseous beards reach caducity and exuviate their mortal coils, the skirr of nitid angel’s wings will not be heard.
: cleansing or scouring agrestic: rural, rustic, unpolished, uncouth apodeictic: unquestionably true by virtue of demonstration caducity: perishableness, senility compossible: possible in coesistence with something else embrangle: to confuse or entangle exuviate: to shed (a skin or similar outer covering): short and stout, squat griseous
those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.
:) BTW, to exuviate some light on the caliginosity of what is Digg, I am abstergent myself of something very olid here and taking a break.