Exfoliate

Definition of Exfoliate

Ex`fo´li`ate
v. i.1.To separate and come off in scales or laminæ, as pieces of carious bone or of bark.
[imp. & p. p. Exfoliated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Exfoliating .]
2.(Min.) To split into scales, especially to become converted into scales at the result of heat or decomposition.
v. t.1.To remove scales, laminæ, or splinters from the surface of.

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arrange in layers, breach, break, burst, bust, check, chip, crack, delaminate, desquamate, fissure, flake, flake off, fracture, laminate, lay down, lay up, layer, peel, rupture, scale, scale off, snap, split, stratify
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