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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles;
[syn: molt, molting, moult, moulting, ecdysis]


VERB (1)

1. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;
- Example: "our dog sheds every Spring"
[syn: shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Molt \Molt\, Moult \Moult\, v. t. To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed. [1913 Webster] Molt
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Molt \Molt\, Moult \Moult\, n. The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Molt \Molt\, obs. imp. of Melt. --Chaucer. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Molt
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Molt \Molt\, Moult \Moult\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Molted or Moulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Molting or Moulting.] [OE. mouten, L. mutare. See Mew to molt, and cf. Mute, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, moult; but as the u has not been inserted in the otherwords of this class, as, bolt, colt, dolt, etc., it is desirable to complete the analogy by the spelling molt.] To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Molt




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