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    molt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word molt

    Definition
    (noun) periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
    Synonyms : ecdysis , molting , moult , moulting
    Definition
    (verb) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    Synonyms : exuviate , moult , shed , slough
    Example Sentence
    • our dog sheds every Spring
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for molt

m + old ~ as you get old, your hair shed

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SOUNDS LIKE "BOLT" WHICH MEANS LOCKING OR FASTENING SOMETHING. "MOLT" IS THE OPPOSITE, WHICH MEANS "SHEDDING"

Jolt: imagine a snake. It will jolt to shake off the skin from its body.

Molt=melt of oysster (skin or shell).

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