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shed 1

v. shed, shed·ding, sheds
a. To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process: a tree shedding its leaves; a snake shedding its skin; a dog shedding its hair.
b. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.
c. To take off (an article of clothing).
a. To produce and release (a tear or tears).
b. Archaic To pour forth.
3. To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water.
4. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: a lamp that sheds a lot of light.
To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process: The cats are shedding now.
1. An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
2. Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.
3. The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.
shed blood
1. To wound or kill in a violent manner.
2. To be wounded or killed: "For he today that sheds his blood with me / Shall be my brother" (Shakespeare).
shed (someone's) blood
To wound someone or take someone's life, especially with violence.

[Middle English sheden, to separate, shed, from Old English scēadan, to divide; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

shed 2

1. A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
2. A large low structure often open on all sides.

[Alteration of Middle English shadde, perhaps variant of shade, shade; see shade.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shedding - the process whereby something is shedshedding - the process whereby something is shed
abscission - shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
ecdysis, molt, molting, moult, moulting - periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.shedding - loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scalesshedding - loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals


n. [hair] exfoliación; [skin] peladura.
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Islamabad -- Extensive undeclared spell of load shedding continued to push country into darkness despite superfluous production of electricity.
In compliance of federal government and minister of energy instructions 71% feeders of IESCO have been exempted by load shedding,' the CEO said while briefing media persons here.
Shedding her former belle-of-the-ball image, she went on to find her own light, her own inner self.
PESHAWAR -- On the first day of Ramazan, residents of Waliabad, Abdara, Bara Gate faced 22 hours long massive load shedding and also face extreme shortage of water in mosques and houses due to power outage.
If clouds of cat hair don't complement you, your furniture or your home, you may be among the owners looking for solutions to shedding.
As per Stage One of load shedding, it allows shedding of around 1,000MW off the power grid, while Stage Two allows for up to 2,000MW to be shed from the power lines, and Stage Three of load shedding allows for up to 4,000MW to be shed from the system, Eskom said.
The process of bucks shedding their antlers occurs much faster than growing them.
It was a place to store tools, overwinter shedding ferns, and stash the lawn mower.
5 : to lose or cast aside (a natural covering or part) <The dog is shedding hair.
In people who have had at least one outbreak of blistering from genital herpes, the drug famciclovir sharply reduces virus shedding from the external portions of the genitalia, a new study finds.
q: I am having a problem with my hair shedding year-round.