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English noun: molt

1. molt (process) periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

Synonymsecdysis, molting, moult, moulting

Broader (hypernym)shedding, sloughing

English verb: molt

1. molt (body) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

SamplesOur dog sheds every Spring.

Synonymsexuviate, moult, shed, slough

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off

Narrower (hyponym)desquamate, peel off

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