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  • v. Present participle of molt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process by which an animal molts; especially, the periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles, or feathers in birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of molting; molt.
  • n. The molting season.

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

  • n. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles


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  • Once a year, for the duration of their lives, penguins lose and replace every single feather on their bodies in a process called molting.

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  • This process of casting off the old skin is called molting, and is repeated four times during the one, two, three or more weeks of larval life.

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  • It's called molting and it is very important. is becoming a very common bird in our area. Chronicle

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  • Fossil groupings of up to 1000 trilobites suggest they were social creatures, at least while molting.

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  • "But it's too hot to be the Raven tonight, so I'm molting."

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