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Synonyms and Antonyms of exfoliate

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exfoliate

hypernym (exfoliate IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters (verb.contact)
    get rid of (verb.contact)
     
  • come off in a very thin piece (verb.contact)
    break off (a piece from a whole) (verb.contact)
     
  • grow by producing or unfolding leaves (verb.change)
    increase in size by natural process (verb.change)
     
  • remove the surface, in scales or laminae (verb.contact)
    peel off the outer layer of something (verb.contact)
     
  • spread by opening the leaves of (verb.contact)
    spread out or open from a closed or folded state (verb.contact)
     

derivation (.... is derived from exfoliate)

  • come off in a very thin piece (verb.contact)
    a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin (noun.object)
     
  • (noun.phenomenon)
    the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin (noun.phenomenon)
     
hypernym derivation grow break away peel off cast open spread exfoliation scale scurf

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