moult - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/məʊlt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymoult
he/she/itmoults
present participlemoulting
past tensemoulted
past participlemoulted
  1. if an animal or bird moults, it loses its outer layer of skin, fur, feathers etc so that a new layer can replace it
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