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  1. exfoliate

    • IPA[ekˈsfōlēˌāt]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a material) come apart or be shed from a surface in scales or layers;cause (a surface) to shed material in scales or layers
    • verb: exfoliate, 3rd person present: exfoliates, gerund or present participle: exfoliating, past tense: exfoliated, past participle: exfoliated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a material) come apart or be shed from a surface in scales or layers the bark exfoliates in papery flakes
    • cause (a surface) to shed material in scales or layers salt solutions exfoliate rocks on evaporating
    • wash or rub (a part of the body) with a granular substance to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin exfoliate your legs to get rid of dead skin
    • shed (material) in scales or layers diagnosing cancer from cells exfoliated into the intestine
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    • IPA[ɛksˈfəʊlɪeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a material) be shed from a surface in scales or layers: the bark exfoliates in papery flakes

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