Definition of exuviate in English:

exuviate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]technical
  • Shed (a skin or shell)

    • ‘However, the method for production gets complicated because the process of exuviating skin and removing hypocotyl is necessary.’
    • ‘Some pollutants in seawater affect the enzyme activity causing loss of the biological function of the enzyme, which affects the exuviating crab-shell and threatens the survival of the animal.’
    shed, discard, slough off, throw off, get rid of, let fall, let drop
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from exuviae + -ate.

Pronunciation

exuviate

/iɡˈzo͞ovēˌāt//ɪɡˈzuviˌeɪt/