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des·qua·mate

 (dĕs′kwə-māt′)
intr.v. des·qua·mat·ed, des·qua·mat·ing, des·qua·mates
To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.

[Latin dēsquāmāre, dēsquāmāt- : dē-, de- + squāma, scale.]

des′qua·ma′tion n.

desquamate

(ˈdɛskwəˌmeɪt)
vb
(Pathology) (intr) (esp of the skin in certain diseases) to peel or come off in scales
[C18: from Latin dēsquāmāre to scale off, from de- + squāma a scale]
ˌdesquaˈmation n

des•qua•mate

(ˈdɛs kwəˌmeɪt)

v.i. -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
to peel off in scales.
[1720–30; < Latin dēsquāmātus, past participle of dēsquāmāre to remove scales from. See de-, squamate]
des`qua•ma′tion, n.

desquamate


Past participle: desquamated
Gerund: desquamating

Imperative
desquamate
desquamate
Present
I desquamate
you desquamate
he/she/it desquamates
we desquamate
you desquamate
they desquamate
Preterite
I desquamated
you desquamated
he/she/it desquamated
we desquamated
you desquamated
they desquamated
Present Continuous
I am desquamating
you are desquamating
he/she/it is desquamating
we are desquamating
you are desquamating
they are desquamating
Present Perfect
I have desquamated
you have desquamated
he/she/it has desquamated
we have desquamated
you have desquamated
they have desquamated
Past Continuous
I was desquamating
you were desquamating
he/she/it was desquamating
we were desquamating
you were desquamating
they were desquamating
Past Perfect
I had desquamated
you had desquamated
he/she/it had desquamated
we had desquamated
you had desquamated
they had desquamated
Future
I will desquamate
you will desquamate
he/she/it will desquamate
we will desquamate
you will desquamate
they will desquamate
Future Perfect
I will have desquamated
you will have desquamated
he/she/it will have desquamated
we will have desquamated
you will have desquamated
they will have desquamated
Future Continuous
I will be desquamating
you will be desquamating
he/she/it will be desquamating
we will be desquamating
you will be desquamating
they will be desquamating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desquamating
you have been desquamating
he/she/it has been desquamating
we have been desquamating
you have been desquamating
they have been desquamating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desquamating
you will have been desquamating
he/she/it will have been desquamating
we will have been desquamating
you will have been desquamating
they will have been desquamating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desquamating
you had been desquamating
he/she/it had been desquamating
we had been desquamating
you had been desquamating
they had been desquamating
Conditional
I would desquamate
you would desquamate
he/she/it would desquamate
we would desquamate
you would desquamate
they would desquamate
Past Conditional
I would have desquamated
you would have desquamated
he/she/it would have desquamated
we would have desquamated
you would have desquamated
they would have desquamated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desquamate - peel off in scales; "dry skin desquamates"
exuviate, molt, moult, slough, shed - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
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Other signs and symptoms include a rash (that will desquamate [peel] in survivors), chest pain and shortness of breath.
Without appropriate interventions the lesions can blister, desquamate, form crusts, ulcerate, or in the most severe cases even progress to epidermal necrosis causing intense pain in the patients.
As the epithelium continues to desquamate, an expanding, destructive cyst forms.