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MOULT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does moult mean? 

MOULT (noun)
  The noun MOULT has 1 sense:

1. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

  Familiarity information: MOULT used as a noun is very rare.


MOULT (verb)
  The verb MOULT has 1 sense:

1. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

  Familiarity information: MOULT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOULT (noun)


Sense 1moult [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

ecdysis; molt; molting; moult; moulting

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

shedding; sloughing (the process whereby something is shed)


MOULT (verb)


Sense 1moult [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

moult; molt; exuviate; slough; shed

Context example:

our dog sheds every Spring

Hypernyms (to "moult" is one way to...):

cast; cast off; drop; shake off; shed; throw; throw away; throw off (get rid of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "moult"):

desquamate; peel off (peel off in scales)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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