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.
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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"
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Translations

exfoliation

[eksˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃən] Nexfoliación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

exfoliation

[ɛksˌfəʊliˈeɪʃən] n [skin] → exfoliation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

exfoliation

nPeeling nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

exfoliation

[ɛksˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃn] nesfoliazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ex·fo·li·a·tion

n. exfoliación, descamación del tejido.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

exfoliation

n exfoliación f
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Regular, gentle exfoliation can help rid lips of flakes and roughness.
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The majestic multi-concept resort is adding a new layer to its spa experience with the debut of an exclusive exfoliation treatment.
Early methods of isolating graphene involved a slow and tedious mechanical exfoliation technique; the researchers would extract a thin layer of graphite from a graphite crystal using regular adhesive tape, continually reducing the graphite sample by sticking the tape together and pulling it apart until only a small, 2D section of carbon atoms with a honeycomb lattice remained.
In oily skins, exfoliation helps to deep cleanse the pores and keep them free of clogged oil, thus preventing problems like blackheads, pimples, and acne.
IRRESISTABLE FOR normal/ combination skin, you should try out Paula's Choice Resist Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA, PS34 Confusing jargon abounds in the beauty world and that's most obvious with exfoliation. But "glowy" skin is what everyone wants but you've got to slough away dead skin.
Exfoliation is a sometimes feared, always necessary step towards smooth, clean, healthy skin.
Creation of cost-effective technologies for the production of sufficient quantities of high-quality raw materials requires the development of efficient and environmentally friendly methods of graphene sheet exfoliation. Lately, the method of ultrasonic liquid media exfoliation of graphene sheets from a graphite surface is recognized as the most technologically acceptable [13-16].
Exfoliate: Our skin is enveloped by smog, pollution and dirt and exfoliation is the best help to such a skinat least twice a week.