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EXFOLIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exfoliation mean? 

EXFOLIATION (noun)
  The noun EXFOLIATION has 2 senses:

1. the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
2. a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

  Familiarity information: EXFOLIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXFOLIATION (noun)


Sense 1exfoliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Context example:

exfoliation is increased by sunburn

Hypernyms ("exfoliation" is a kind of...):

organic phenomenon ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)


Sense 2exfoliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

exfoliation; scurf; scale

Hypernyms ("exfoliation" is a kind of...):

bit; chip; flake; fleck; scrap (a small fragment of something broken off from the whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exfoliation"):

dander (small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people)

dandruff (loose scales shed from the scalp)


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