exfoliation


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ex·fo·li·ate

 (ĕks-fō′lē-āt′)
v. ex·fo·li·at·ed, ex·fo·li·at·ing, ex·fo·li·ates
v.tr.
1. To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
2. To cast off in scales, flakes, or splinters.
v.intr.
To come off or separate into flakes, scales, or layers.

[Latin exfoliāre, exfoliāt-, to strip of leaves : ex-, ex- + folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·fo′li·a′tion n.
ex·fo′li·a′tive adj.
ex·fo′li·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exfoliation - the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin; "exfoliation is increased by sunburn"
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
2.exfoliation - a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
chip, fleck, scrap, bit, flake - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
dander - small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
dandruff - loose scales shed from the scalp; "I could see the dandruff on her shoulders"
Translations

exfoliation

[eksˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃən] Nexfoliación f

exfoliation

[ɛksˌfəʊliˈeɪʃən] n [skin] → exfoliation f

exfoliation

nPeeling nt

exfoliation

[ɛksˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃn] nesfoliazione f

ex·fo·li·a·tion

n. exfoliación, descamación del tejido.

exfoliation

n exfoliación f
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