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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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