exfoliate

[ eks-foh-lee-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF exfoliate

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The loch having been drained away, we proceeded to exfoliate the crannog.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Late Latin exfoliatus, past participle of exfoliare "to strip of leaves," from ex- "off" (see ex-) + folium "leaf" (see folio). Related: Exfoliated; exfoliating.

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verbpeel off
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