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Definition 1: grow by producing or unfolding leaves - [verb of change]

Samples where exfoliate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plants exfoliate

(exfoliate is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

Definition 2: cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters - [verb of contact]

(exfoliate is a kind of ...) get rid of

"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

Definition 3: remove the surface, in scales or laminae - [verb of contact]

(exfoliate is a kind of ...) peel off the outer layer of something

Definition 4: spread by opening the leaves of - [verb of contact]

(exfoliate is a kind of ...) spread out or open from a closed or folded state

"open the map" "spread your arms"

Definition 5: come off in a very thin piece - [verb of contact]

(exfoliate is a kind of ...) break off (a piece from a whole)

"Her tooth chipped"

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