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moult

 (mōlt)
v. & n. Chiefly British
Variant of molt.

moult

(məʊlt) or

molt

vb
(Zoology) (of birds, mammals, reptiles, and arthropods) to shed (feathers, hair, skin, or cuticle)
n
(Zoology) the periodic process of moulting. See also ecdysis
[C14 mouten, from Old English mūtian, as in bimūtian to exchange for, from Latin mūtāre to change]
ˈmoulter, ˈmolter n

molt

(moʊlt)

v.i.
1. to cast or shed the feathers, skin, or the like, in the process of renewal or growth.
v.t.
2. to cast or shed (feathers, skin, etc.) in the process of renewal.
n.
3. an act, process, or an instance of molting.
4. something that is dropped in molting.
Also, esp. Brit., moult.
[1300–50; earlier mout (with intrusive -l-; compare fault, assault), Middle English mouten, Old English -mūtian to change < Latin mūtāre to change; see mutate]
molt′er, n.

moult


Past participle: moulted
Gerund: moulting

Imperative
moult
moult
Present
I moult
you moult
he/she/it moults
we moult
you moult
they moult
Preterite
I moulted
you moulted
he/she/it moulted
we moulted
you moulted
they moulted
Present Continuous
I am moulting
you are moulting
he/she/it is moulting
we are moulting
you are moulting
they are moulting
Present Perfect
I have moulted
you have moulted
he/she/it has moulted
we have moulted
you have moulted
they have moulted
Past Continuous
I was moulting
you were moulting
he/she/it was moulting
we were moulting
you were moulting
they were moulting
Past Perfect
I had moulted
you had moulted
he/she/it had moulted
we had moulted
you had moulted
they had moulted
Future
I will moult
you will moult
he/she/it will moult
we will moult
you will moult
they will moult
Future Perfect
I will have moulted
you will have moulted
he/she/it will have moulted
we will have moulted
you will have moulted
they will have moulted
Future Continuous
I will be moulting
you will be moulting
he/she/it will be moulting
we will be moulting
you will be moulting
they will be moulting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moulting
you have been moulting
he/she/it has been moulting
we have been moulting
you have been moulting
they have been moulting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moulting
you will have been moulting
he/she/it will have been moulting
we will have been moulting
you will have been moulting
they will have been moulting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moulting
you had been moulting
he/she/it had been moulting
we had been moulting
you had been moulting
they had been moulting
Conditional
I would moult
you would moult
he/she/it would moult
we would moult
you would moult
they would moult
Past Conditional
I would have moulted
you would have moulted
he/she/it would have moulted
we would have moulted
you would have moulted
they would have moulted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moult - periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptilesmoult - periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
shedding, sloughing - the process whereby something is shed
Verb1.moult - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathersmoult - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
desquamate, peel off - peel off in scales; "dry skin desquamates"
cast off, shed, throw off, throw away, shake off, throw, cast, drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
Translations
يطْرَح ريشَه أو جِلْدَه
pelichat
fælde
vedlik
skipta um ham; fella fjaîrir
nertisšertis
mest spalvu
pŕchnuť
tüy dökmek/değiştirmek

moult

molt (US) [məʊlt]
A. VI [bird] → mudar las plumas; [mammal] → mudar el pelo; [snake] → mudar la piel
B. VT [+ feathers, hair] → mudar
C. Nmuda f

moult

[ˈməʊlt] molt (US) vi [animal] → muer

moult

, (US) molt
n (of birds)Mauser f (also Comput); (of mammals)Haarwechsel m; (of snakes)Häutung f
vt hairsverlieren; feathers, skinabstreifen
vi (bird)sich mausern; (mammals)sich haaren; (snake)sich häuten

moult

molt (Am) [məʊlt] vifar la muta

moult

(American) molt (məult) verb
(of birds, dogs or cats, snakes etc) to shed feathers, hair, a skin etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Observations regarding incipience of moulting (day), number of animals and percentage of animals moulted during the experimental period in control and experimental (1x[10.