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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɛksˈfoʊlieɪt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɛksˈfəʊlieɪt/
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- Hyphenation: ex‧fo‧li‧ate
- To remove the leaves from a plant.
- To remove a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation.
- (mineralogy) To split into scales, especially to become converted into scales as the result of heat or decomposition.
to remove a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation