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English verb: exfoliate

1. exfoliate (contact) spread by opening the leaves of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)open, spread, spread out, unfold

2. exfoliate (contact) cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


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

3. exfoliate (contact) remove the surface, in scales or laminae


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)peel off

4. exfoliate (contact) come off in a very thin piece


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off

5. exfoliate (change) grow by producing or unfolding leaves


SamplesPlants exfoliate.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow









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