Exuviate
Exuviate Ex*u"vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Exuviated}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Exuviating}.][From {Exuviae}.] (Zo["o]l.) To she [1913 Webster]d an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt.

There is reason to suppose that very old crayfish do not exuviate every year. --Huxley. [1913 Webster]


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  • exuviate — [eks o͞o′vē āt΄, eks yo͞o′vē āt΄; eg zo͞o′vē āt΄, ig zo͞o′vē āt΄] vt., vi. exuviated, exuviating [ EXUVIAE + ATE1] to cast off (a skin, shell, etc.); molt exuviation n …   English World dictionary

  • exuviate — v. [L. exuvia, cast] To cast skin or shell; to molt …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • exuviate — exuviation, n. /ig zooh vee ayt , ik sooh /, v.i., v.t., exuviated, exuviating. to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt. [1850 55; EXUVI(AE) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • exuviate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To cast off by a natural process: molt, shed, slough2, throw off. See PUT ON …   English dictionary for students

  • exuviate — v. shed, cast off, discarded …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exuviate — [ɪg zju:vɪeɪt, ɛg ] verb technical (of an animal) shed (a skin or shell). Derivatives exuviation noun Origin C19: from exuviae + ate3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • exuviate — ex·u·vi·ate …   English syllables

  • exuviate — [c]/əgˈzjuvieɪt/ (say uhg zyoohveeayt), /ɛg / (say eg ) verb (exuviated, exuviating) –verb (t) 1. to cast off or shed (a covering, as a skin). –verb (i) 2. to cast off or shed exuviae; moult. –exuviation /əgzjuviˈeɪʃən/ (say uhgzyoohvee ayshuhn) …   Australian English dictionary

  • exuviate — v.tr. shed (a skin etc.). Derivatives: exuviation n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exuviated — Exuviate Ex*u vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Exuviated}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Exuviating}.][From {Exuviae}.] (Zo[ o]l.) To she [1913 Webster]d an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt. There is reason to suppose that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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