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Ex*fo"li*ate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Exfoliated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Exfoliating (?).] [L. exfoliare to strip of leaves; ex out, from + folium leaf.]


To separate and come off in scales or laminae, as pieces of carious bone or of bark.

2. Min.

To split into scales, especially to become converted into scales at the result of heat or decomposition.


© Webster 1913.

Ex*fo"li*ate v. t.

To remove scales, laminae, or splinters from the surface of.


© Webster 1913.

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