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v. ex·fo·li·at·ed, ex·fo·li·at·ing, ex·fo·li·ates
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.
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.


(Biology) another name for exfoliant
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Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, PS30, John Lewis THIS smells and feels lovely.
Rating Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, PS30, John Lewis THIS smells and feels lovely.
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